KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
The Quirks, Welcome to Normal print, Signed by
Description: 8x10" framed print (Chapter 11) from the 2013 release "The Quirks, Welcome to
Normal" - by Erin Soderberg, Illustrated by Kelly Light - Bloomsbury
Estimated Value: $200
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Ends: 12/8/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Light was born off exit 149 on the Garden State Parkway. She grew up down the
shore surrounded by giant roadside dinosaurs, cotton candy colors and skee ball
sounds. Schooled on Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday Funny pages, she
picked up a pencil and started drawing and never stopped. She spent quite a
chunk of time drawing all of your favorite cartoon characters for companies
like Disney, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Henson Productions, King Features and
Hanna Barbara. These days, she gets to create her own characters for children's
books. She has illustrated the chapter books series "Elvis and The
Underdogs" and "The Quirks.". Fall 2014 ,"Louise Loves
Art" comes out - her first picture book as author illustrator. More Louise
books will follow, as well as "Don't Blink" by Amy Krauss Rosenthal
in 2015 and in 2016, "Just Add Glitter" by Angela DiTerlizzi.
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I love this squid gate in Woods Hole and the cuties in front of it.
This picture makes me so happy. I know you can’t tell from the image, but that’s my book...in France! 🇫🇷 I love the thumbs up. #FlyingDeep #STEAM
Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2018.
I’ve been busy so I didn’t post, but I wanted to share a few images from #2018folklife on Sunday.
As many times as I’ve been on the National Mall, I’m still awed by the view of the Washington Monument every time. The images that follow include making lavash in the Armenian section and human towers and giants in the Catalonian section. So much cool stuff was happening in DC last weekend.
National Portrait Gallery
On Sunday, we made a short visit to the portrait gallery. We had a toddler with us, so it was not to be a long trip. The plan: go directly to see the Obama portraits and then catch whatever else we could in the time we had.
The first painting I noticed was Henrietta Lacks painted by Kadir Nelson. @kadirnelson is my favorite illustrator, so I recognized his work from afar. I’m blown away every time I see one of his paintings in person.
On our way to see President Obama’s portrait, I spotted the Chuck Close painting of President Bill Clinton. I’m fascinated by Close’s work. Viewed from a few feet away, his paintings don’t look like his subject. From a distance, the subject is so clear.
The next photos in order are: •President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, •Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald, •A sculpture of Rosa Parks by Marshall D. Rumbaugh that I find fascinating for its use of perspective,
•LL Cool J by Kehinde Wiley.
Last, is Toni Morrison by Robert McCurdy. Morrison is one of my favorite writers, so I spotted her image before I even entered the room. His painting (yes, painting, NOT photograph) hangs to the left of Michelle Obama’s portrait.
We didn’t stay long, but I couldn’t have asked for a better collection of portraits to see during our short visit.
Capitol Hill Books, Washington, DC. This place is one of a kind. This sign near the front door cracked me up. And, yes, that’s the foreign language section in the bathroom. If you have claustrophobia, you probably wouldn’t want to shop here, but you can make some great finds. Mine is the book in the last photo: Words Without Borders. #wordnerd
Being in the DC Metro area means lots of places to get delicious Ethiopian food. #yummy #IMayHaveEatenTooMuch.
This is my favorite photo from my event @eastcitybookshop yesterday. Photo by the talented @g_meus Look at these two cuties. They each got their own copy. ❤️#FlyingDeep
#NewBedfordStreetArt (New Bedford, MA)
It’s always a good mail day when @thehornbook arrives. Today it was extra special. (And Roger Sutton is the one who reviewed Flying Deep! I love that he pulled PB4UGO from the back matter.) #FlyingDeep #STEAM #STEM
Tagging @painternik9 @jillcorc @kbworld2001