Monday, November 26, 2007
I have also become quite involved in my sons adventures into the world of Reviewing books. Boys Blogging Books launched a few weeks ago and has taken on a life of its own. The boys do the reviews and interviews and I get the tech stuff and other site maintenance stuff. I will continue to encourage their efforts.
As a result of the new projects, some of the old ones are getting left behind. Including this blog.
Not that I have heavy traffic here, but if you do happen to be interested, you can still find me here: http://goadingthepen.livejournal.com/
Here is hoping you all have the happiest of Holiday Seasons!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I can't remember a day that D~ wasn't smiling! Well except for that one time I made crunchy tuna casserole for dinner. =) It wasn't supposed to be crunchy. He might not have smiled when he saw it on the table but he laughed hysterically after. And for years to come!
I miss D~ terribly. There is not a single day that goes by that he doesn't cross my mind.
He lost his battle with Cancer in April of 2006. He was 25 and he was smiling!
Please support the efforts of Robert's Snow!
Monday, October 29
- Dan Santat at Writing and Ruminating
- Joanne Friar at The Longstockings
- Alissa Imra Geis at Wild Rose Reader
- Diane Greenseid at Just One More Book!!
- Sean Qualls at Brooklyn Arden
Tuesday, October 30
- Ann Koffsky at Book Buds
- Bill Carman at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
- Gretel Parker at Finding Wonderland
- Matt Phelan at A Year of Reading
- Stephanie Roth at Writing with a broken tusk
Wednesday, October 31
- Shawna Tenney at Kate's Book Blog
- Adam Rex at Booktopia and Welcome to my Tweendom
- Mo Willems at MotherReader
- Rolandas Kiaulevicius at a wrung sponge
Thursday, November 1
- Karen Lee at sruble's world
- Diana Magnuson at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
- Melissa Iwai at Brooklyn Arden
- Victoria Jamieson at AmoXcalli and Cuentecitos
- Molly Idle at The Shady Glade
- Meghan McCarthy at A Fuse #8 Production
Friday, November 2
- Tracy McGuinness-Kelly at Sam Riddleburger's blog
- Sarah Kahn at Kate's Book Blog
- Sylvia Long at Whimsy Books
- Jeremy Tankard at the excelsior file
- Holli Conger at Please Come Flying
Saturday, November 3
- Susan Miller at Your Neighborhood Librarian
- Ellen Beier at What Adrienne Thinks About That
- Hideko Takahashi at The Silver Lining
- Judith Moffat at Jo's Journal
- Wendell Minor at Wild Rose Reader
Sunday, November 4
- Joy Allen at Check It Out
- Robin Brickman at Greetings from Nowhere
- Lauren Stringer at laurasalas
- Nancy Wallace at In the Pages . . .
Please take time out to visit all of these blogs, and read about these fabulous illustrators. And, if you're so inclined, think about bidding for a snowflake in the Robert's Snow auction. Each snowflake makes a unique gift (for yourself or for someone else), and supports an important cause.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure.
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I hope you enjoy your visit!
Roz has happily completed illustration assignments for Reader's Digest, Harcourt, Macmillan/ McGraw Hill, Creative Teaching Press, Perfection Learning, Carus Publishing. Being chosen to illustrate the premiere cover issue of “Highlights High Five Magazine” has been the "highlight" of her career thus far.
Roz currently resides in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada with her military husband, three children,
GTP: You are extremely talented and your illustrations never cease to amaze me.
ROZ: Oh my goodness, thanks so much!
ROZ: Coming up with the illustration concept was the easy part - I adore penguins so I knew I really wanted to have one in the scene. The challenging part was figuring out how I was going to cover the entire wooden snowflake with felt while making sure the scenes lined up front and back when stitched together.
GTP: Can you tell us a little bit about the process and how long it took from first
sketch to final stitch to make “Sled Penguin”?
ROZ:The sketching of the illustration wasn’t too long, only about half an hour. Since it was just for me, it didn’t have to be very “clean”. The final artwork took about 6 hours from start to finish.
I started by making templates from the initial sketch, then cutting my pieces of felt with those. I built the illustration primarily by gluing the pieces and then adding extra stitches to hold the pieces together and for embellishment.
Making sure that the two sides matched in the end was nerve wracking. Along with that, I also needed to make sure that I had given myself enough felt along the edge to stitch together.
Fortunately, it worked despite my terrible measuring skills!
Favorite Color: Sage Green. Although purple is really starting to appeal to me.
Favorite Time of the day: BED TIME!
Favorite Flower: Rambling cottage roses.
Favorite Book Children’s: Just one?? Right now, I really enjoy the current series of ‘Bear’ books written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. I love how perfectly Jane’s creamy acrylic illustrations complement Karma’s melodic rhyming text.
Candy for the eyes and ears.
Favorite Book Adult: Hmm… I’m going to say JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series. I think they are just as entertaining for adults as they are for kids. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Rowling comes up with next!