Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Robert's Snow-flake Auction on NOW

My 3rd Robert's Snow-flake is on the auction block right now. The inspiration for this one is my new book The 12 Days of Christmas/ A Pinata for the Pinon Tree. It is the last in the series of 3 books I did with Philemon Sturges and is dedicated in fond remembrance to the late author.
My snowflake, depicting Kachinas Bearing Gifts on one side and the Pinata on the other can be viewed and bid upon at the Robert's Snow Website. Click on the 2nd auction, running from 11/26-30.

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1st Grade Artistic geniuses

FOR the past 4 years I've had the honor of being invited by Susan Faust, Katherine Delmar Burke School Librarian and book reviewer extraordinaire, to present an assembly to the 1st graders.
This year I was excited to receive my audience of 6 and 7 year olds in the gleaming new library. There is a sweet presentation area with half round seating, cute stools, a pull down screen and great acoustics.
The girls and I had our usual great time, looking at slides and making up an awesome story, starring many of them as "humanals".
I believe that 1st graders everywhere are natural artistic geniuses. They are uninhibited, love color and movement and draw freely from their imaginations.
The artists at KDBS are no exception. Here are some of my favorite images from their thank you notes.