Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My new children's book is out!!!!

After a long wait, I am happy to share the news that my new children's book I illustrated titled "Staarabu was Wise, Anana was Gentle" is now out on the market!!!! The official release was last Friday the 11th, but didn't get a chance to post about it until now. The book was a blast to work on and am very excited to see the book in person tomorrow to see how the illustrations came thru in the printing. If you are interested in picking up a copy, you can get it here.

Here is a little blurb about the book:

Staarabu Was Wise, Anana Was Gentle is beautifully illustrated and cleverly written in verse. It tells the story of two young animals on the African plain. Their families are facing homelessness due to a life threatening drought and they decide to solve the problem. Although they are inexperienced and afraid, they find the courage and display the creativity necessary to restore water to their homes. In the process, Staarabu and Anana experience an exciting journey; one that leaves them much more confident in themselves.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free childrens book event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts tomorrow

Needing something to do tomorrow (Sunday?). Come on over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the free family day "Cover to Cover". This fun day of activities will focus on the art of bookmaking and will be a blast for sure. The museum is open from 11-5 and there will be fun around every corner.

And if that is not reason enough to come over, then swing by the reception hall from 11-4:30 at the MIA to catch my free childrens book class for kids "Art making: book illustration". We will be creating our own little foldable books that you can take home and enjoy! There is no age limit and you can spend as little or as much time as you have to create your own little masterpiece!

Hope to see you there!!!! Details below

Sunday June 13, 2010
11-5 pm

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave South
Minneaplis, MN 55404

Event detail click here