Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yuba City School Visits

Just got back a few weeks ago from Yuba City CA - giving assemblies on reading and illusrating for picture books. This was me barely making it over Donnor Summit before it got really bad.

I got to visit my sister Beth and her husband Michael - Beth is a famous blogger in the Bay area - her blog: fakeplasticfish talks about living life using less plastic.

I gave about 4-5 assemblies each day for 4 days - it was really fun watching kids get excited over my work. It's hard for me to get a reaction from my own kids - they've seen behind the curtain.

At the end of each assembly I painted one of my characters in photoshop on the screen - kids got really quiet watching a drawing come to life.

For some of the older classes I gave some drawing lessons.

We took some goofy pictures...

This is Craig and Leslie Reading - Leslie set up all the schools and made all the arrangements - She did so much to facilitate these presentations - I can't thank her enough!

I even made the local paper!

Donnor Summit was kind to me on the way back.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've been a bad blogger :(

I feel bad for not posting anything for 3 weeks...I've been in California doing school visits and teaching, writing, and working on a few projects. I'm not allowed to post the work from the projects because my clients don't want them visible before their products release.

So I dug this out - a scratch board I did a few years ago for my R.O.P. art class in California. I liked the piece but it never saw the light of day - it was a demo.