When I was finishing the art for ‘Home In The Woods’, I had this idea to make a “little” book video to help share some behind-the-book stories. When my husband Adam agreed to make it, I had no idea it would become something so beautiful in and of itself (I should have known). It’s 13…

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My dad is an elementary art teacher and was recently reading from a book to his students with advice from Maurice Sendak to young artists. He sent me some of the quotes, and I couldn’t help but share them here: An illustration is an enlargement, an interpretation of the text, so that the reader will comprehend…

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Friends shared three links with me this week that were inspiring:   16 Quotes About Writing for Children (Article on Mental Floss) http://mentalfloss.com/article/51869/16-quotes-about-writing-children One that especially resonates right now is from Margaret Wise Brown: “In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often…

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    As a budding writer (or fledgling, it feels like most of the time), I find a lot of encouragement reading advice from other writers. I’ve recently gotten to know our neighbor Mike (a writer), who lent me Stephan King’s book, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I…

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    “I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which…

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    I can’t help sharing this post on the Vancouver Sun website: The 20 coolest bookstores in the world I’m happy just to know that they exist. How fun would it be to travel to them all?!

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There are some artists that I come across that make me want to drop everything, grab my sketchbook and go. This is one of them. ~Eliza KiahKiean » Blog Archive » 植物園路印度廟 Sri Meenakshi Sundaraeswarar Temple, Waterfall Road. KiahKiean » Blog Archive » 檳城市議廳 Penang Town Hall.  

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When we find our creative passion, it can be easy to have a one track mind. I look at children’s books constantly and love studying illustrations of past and present. While this is great, it’s also useful to keep our eyes open to the world around us. Being inspired by only one field of work…

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