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another Take a Look Sunday !

Thank you Kathy Temean for another opportunity for Christy and I to crit a willing artist’s two sequential images.  These weekly short and ‘on the spot’ crits have been a fun experience for us and hopefully teaching all artists who see them … Continue reading

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another agency crit for Temean Blog

Chris: LOTS GOING ON! This artist is very technically proficient – draws and paints very very well. But are we more aware of that talent than of this individual story?  There is SO much to look at which can be great fun … Continue reading

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“COWBOYING UP” in Wyoming!

Had to start this blog post about our recent Wyoming two week trip with a photo of the two of us, Bill, my husband of 46 years and about to have a BIG bday, and myself, at the CODY REDEO the first … Continue reading

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Kathy Temean blog borrow!

had to borrow this …our first agency crit for the ‘Writing and Illustrating Blog’ by the wonderful Kathy Temean!  It’s a great learning tool for artists if you check in each week….and send your two sequential illustrations in for consideration … Continue reading

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Cat Nip Series: artist adventures in learning interviews…..

Christine Kornacki is the honored first artist interview in our new CAT NIP SERIES.  Artists take many different roads in their learning, teaching and ‘doing’ careers, and I thought it might be fascinating to share a few of those adventures … Continue reading

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real life and art….. personal reflection

We personally had an amazing weekend of relaxed busy fun when my agency partner and daughter Christy Ewers came with her husband Christopher and daughter Billie to visit us in VA. A long hard drive for a 2 1/2 yr old, … Continue reading

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Cat Nips: Simon Kaplan’s Pic Bk hints!

well worth a close read and copy….. thanks Simon for this check list!!!…… “READ ME,” WHISPERED THE MANUSCRIPT TO THE EDITOR: Formatting your manuscript for maximum visibility written by Simon Kaplan from Picture Book People Newsletter Years ago, when I … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: DUMMIES….necessary?

I’ve been asked this now and then:  “must I do a complete 32 page dummy for this ms of mine when they’ll change it anyway?”    YES!   Of course it’s totally up to you how you present your ideas, ms, and … Continue reading

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Sharing a personal moment …..

I’ve just opened my eyes after today’s meditation portion of a 21 day Deepak and Oprah meditation opportunity I decided to try.  This is the end of the first week, and the first day I actually did the full meditation … Continue reading

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Bermuda Grass !…

Yesterday I was prepping the soil and replanting two beds at the end of our Williamsburg  driveway…. a happy project (and I had help!)  BUT then I was unhappily reminded of the faithfully maddening presence of BERMUDA GRASS!  It pushes, twists … Continue reading

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