read a lot of books with children - because there just weren't many kids'
books around. :(
But we did get a chance to meet some young artists who had a great time
with colored chalk and the cement walls and gates of the orphanage house
where they live near Cap Hatian!
We visited these great kids, handed out colored chalk, and were
delighted by all the creative things they came up with! It was wonderful
fun drawing with them! And I think many of our Children's Book
Illustrators will agree that some of these young folks showed impressive
Pictures and smiles speak louder than words, so here are some photos.
Next week we'll be back to author tips and interviews again here on
Huge Thanks to Orphanage Director Rosamon for letting everyone draw on the
Live-in orphanage director, Rosamon, who parents all 20 kids, joined in too,
as a wonderful example of the love of art (and also of great parenting)!
It was a great day, and we left the chalk with them, of course, so that once
the rain washes today's art away, there will be many more days of
wall-drawing to come.7 year old boys the world over draw cars!
As we wrap up this fun group of photos, just a note for
Children’s Book Illustrators out there who are considering attending
the 14th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC this February.
It looks like the Illustrators’ Intensive on February 1st, 2013 still has a
few open slots! Click “Intensive 3,” below, for more info if you’re
INTENSIVE 3: JUST FOR ILLUSTRATORS: LESSONS LEARNED: A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT ARRIVING, SURVIVNG, AND THRIVING AS A PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATOR