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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?><feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom' xmlns:openSearch='http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/' xmlns:blogger='http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008' xmlns:georss='http://www.georss.org/georss' xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr='http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0'><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418</id><updated>2023-12-23T09:12:42.470-08:00</updated><category term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category term="the illustrating process"/><category term="colleagues"/><category term="books"/><category term="family and home"/><category term="original art"/><category term="the writing process"/><category term="picture book design"/><category term="birthday of the month"/><category term="artists and food"/><category term="events"/><category term="studios"/><category term="public appearances"/><category term="my tools"/><category term="libraries"/><category term="recipes"/><category term="Etsy Store"/><category term="art for the month"/><category term="posters"/><category term="teaching"/><category term="Bessie Hoots"/><category term="museums"/><category term="exhibitions"/><title type='text'>WENDY WATSON&#39;S BLOG</title><subtitle type='html'>ABOUT ME AND MY BOOKS:  Actual Events, Half Truths, and Total Fabrications </subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default?alt=atom'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default?alt=atom&amp;start-index=26&amp;max-results=25'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>187</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-3496156094948589033</id><published>2018-02-04T08:22:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2018-02-04T08:22:56.011-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Etsy Store"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="events"/><title type='text'>MY NEWEST BOOK</title><summary type="text">
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  4. Hot off the press---the padded board book edition of one of my best-loved titles,&amp;nbsp;Bedtime Bunnies. Now in a chewable format for all my youngest readers! Go to&amp;nbsp;http://wendy-watson.com/books/bedtime-bunnies-board.html
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  10. And if you are longing for an autographed, personalized copy of the original hardcover edition, you can </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/3496156094948589033/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/my-newest-book.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3496156094948589033'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3496156094948589033'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/my-newest-book.html' title='MY NEWEST BOOK'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgosoMLLMLdL-XrjUDnF54VKBMwIJDZHvYDuJitgmjlqooYC-X7g5frXhB9JIpVwvjwRTiwiUUrP30AdB6Qd1VFfL5UNrNxlMBS1qLTaxr2YhdwVdj6NV8NTCtKWGMT-CKCnr-MJqBTl6M/s72-c/Bedtime+Bunnies+Board+crop.tif" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-9145688287877180073</id><published>2017-10-24T12:39:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2017-10-24T12:39:01.440-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="art for the month"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="original art"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the illustrating process"/><title type='text'>CREATING MISS MUFFET</title><summary type="text">
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  23. I tried her again as a little </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/9145688287877180073/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/10/creating-miss-muffet.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/9145688287877180073'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/9145688287877180073'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/10/creating-miss-muffet.html' title='CREATING MISS MUFFET'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEim7cLgpdBbQJLtB-Ut4kxo9DcRnHzABQqePZTnj63YNxNPFDO8ok9t8_pUC88onq618jWyue1-kopRYj7S1KeYUCmbP4x1hl11oYIm1lEatPjvT_lXvIJ7ycZXH_YtsKMVfzSPeWxbuu0/s72-c/Honey+Bea+Blog+001.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-3558331275650205193</id><published>2017-06-20T08:17:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2017-06-20T08:17:13.296-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><title type='text'>WHY WRITE FOR CHILDREN?</title><summary type="text">
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  26. Photo of a fan with &quot;Jakob Jakobsen&quot;, the Danish edition of my book &quot;Jamie&#39;s Story.&quot;&amp;nbsp;
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  28. This very young man hasn&#39;t yet learned to email, so it&#39;s his mother who sent me this photo, and told me how much he loves this book. (And yes, she gave me permission to use it in this post.) Over the years, many adults have told me how much one of my books meant to them as a child. Perhaps this fan will</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/3558331275650205193/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-write-for-children.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3558331275650205193'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3558331275650205193'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-write-for-children.html' title='WHY WRITE FOR CHILDREN?'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiD8lqShXGWDVoBTFWYC6hY7dA36pkO3-Izr1_IIglET4oRhzkTTB2q3qOl034BfOKRMqkhCFB9eIubCMxUFItgqDO7e5B9GZLuGogxxWp0bbkYlb0vD7wJxmCQql1MyHmzamttnukqxrU/s72-c/Jakoc+Jakobsen+reader.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-3743296261922985489</id><published>2017-06-08T15:15:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2017-06-08T15:15:15.635-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="birthday of the month"/><title type='text'>MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT</title><summary type="text">
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  32. Though I was very familiar with her visual work, I did not know the name of this American illustrator, Maginel Wright Enright, until doing research for June&#39;s illustrator birthday. And I was surprised to learn that she was the sister of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
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  38. Enright was born on June 19, 1881, and died on April 18, 1966. She was a very productive </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/3743296261922985489/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/maginel-wright-enright.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3743296261922985489'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3743296261922985489'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/maginel-wright-enright.html' title='MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEimg6FrsUMO6JgXzP_s4i6PbsMj0JW-f12v96zMwz6pyhknypuZf3GywrPDM4k__Pmc9w0kDI7Dwipyh659vR8XT_hqAihZIL0FmrlPKmeJ0m5QHRS8ip-1omgaEuSgcm8kuNgORB53yRg/s72-c/07summmer-wright.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-6089611064110547424</id><published>2017-05-30T16:47:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2017-05-30T16:47:18.222-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><title type='text'>ESSENCE</title><summary type="text">
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  42. Out walking recently in this spring weather, I came upon a maple leaf that was lying on the sidewalk. It looked like a soggy bedraggled remnant from the previous fall.
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  50. Like this leaf, we are pummeled, blown, washed, thrashed, frozen, and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/6089611064110547424/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/essence.html#comment-form' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6089611064110547424'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6089611064110547424'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/essence.html' title='ESSENCE'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjsMiDvTSNOVgbrphO8J8PwaKLQMWULsFlhYIkbNUlHzvKvKi7jIh9LjgYw7JTRU5_skMhRFPY8UkleD7uVa1Jc2KPlff4Md54mgztybXWXOecFLwOrnYAZbEZ12iBgrCQjSChejzG1FC0/s72-c/leaf+one.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-4710370049832818083</id><published>2017-05-23T09:24:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2017-05-23T09:24:25.686-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="birthday of the month"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><title type='text'>LEO LIONNI</title><summary type="text">
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  56. Leo Lionni...author, illustrator, designer, art director, multi-talented creator...was born in the Netherlands on May 5, 1910, and died October 11, 1999 in Italy. He studied and worked as a painter and in advertising in Italy; then from about 1939 to 1962 he lived in the US, where he worked as a prominent advertising artist and art director.
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  117. &amp;nbsp;So much of my work has been inspired by, based on, drawn from, New England---the New England I grew up in, and also lived in for many years as an adult.
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  129. &amp;nbsp;The landscapes and life-styles...
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  141. ... the details of the smallest flowers, fruits, and seeds...
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  151. ...the inhabitants, large and small---all are part of my very core essence.
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  157. After many years </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/6752589797862584730/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/back-to-source.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6752589797862584730'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6752589797862584730'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/back-to-source.html' title='BACK TO THE SOURCE'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEidH55vIi6XtskNRD7WbfZvu7Lt2eQ8dHkdUGx-7ejHLxeWa_E4dRSE3SYda85yAA1r3sk8NO2lpe6Eev_M1jpzdjpwdYoED-b3GgNC6jpwWJ0H5B1cHm9OSRHtkcdeicFuVo2Q2ZUiRMw/s72-c/APPLEBET+001.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-7199514297125236475</id><published>2016-09-16T12:05:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2016-09-16T12:05:47.911-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the illustrating process"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the writing process"/><title type='text'>MEANINGLESS</title><summary type="text">
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  161. I keep a small notebook and pencil under my pillow to capture all those brilliant ideas that show up in the middle of the night.
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  164. I can pull out the notebook, jot down my inspirations without even opening my eyes or turning on a light, tuck the notebook back under my pillow, and resume sleeping with hardly a moment&#39;s interruption. In the morning I open the notebook, remove the inscribed </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/7199514297125236475/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/meaningless.html#comment-form' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/7199514297125236475'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/7199514297125236475'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/meaningless.html' title='MEANINGLESS'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjJZsrSDEKVFPGOQuHxEGjSnstpVLuDPIQ7qZ1g6NUb7qO7DU4r8Yg7MSsXJ2B2ybPRUgSEmjxQJT0V6QQ8mzR1R01KnfdzCPFV6OUuS5ks_aOJQB5UShYQOZ7epcN6nzda1snZXLK0Lm4/s72-c/notebook+shut.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-195011656335959658</id><published>2016-08-23T09:29:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2016-09-25T16:35:19.703-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="events"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="original art"/><title type='text'>AUCTION! PLUM CREEK CHILDREN&#39;S LITERACY FESTIVAL</title><summary type="text">
  165.  
  166. I have just donated this piece of art from my book Holly&#39;s Christmas Eve&amp;nbsp;...
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  169. ...plus a signed copy of the book to go with it...
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  173. ...to the Plum Creek Children&#39;s Literacy Festival&#39;s online benefit auction of original art. Go to the site https://www.32auctions.com/plumcreek2016&amp;nbsp;
  174. and prepare to salivate over all the wonderful original art from children&#39;s books that will be available.</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/195011656335959658/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/auction-plum-creek-childrens-literacy.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/195011656335959658'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/195011656335959658'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/auction-plum-creek-childrens-literacy.html' title='AUCTION! PLUM CREEK CHILDREN&#39;S LITERACY FESTIVAL'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgrCfNRFDEwHixFlzftx8huGXU0bSgGyvb9nmgqcAPPtQ03k-I9oY1kAVnyEDPqzEPE9DhIBGfHXRwqd57M9Qof1yGR9vIglMsB8pGtLO_GB_E46t5i9fgk12QQnY0cUE-G5h_guNB4znk/s72-c/Holly%2527s+Christmas+p+13+cropped.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-4878036624344650185</id><published>2016-08-16T10:54:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-08-16T10:54:16.523-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="museums"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the illustrating process"/><title type='text'>SOMETHING&#39;S MISSING</title><summary type="text">
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  179. This little Oaxacan goat family recently arrived in my mailbox---I ordered them from the National Museum of Mexican Art, in Chicago. My parents had a dairy goat herd when I was a child, and I have a special fondness for those animals, so when I heard of this work of art, I could not resist. But when I unwrapped the figures and set them up...something was missing. I didn&#39;t know what.
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  187. One of the objects I kept when dismantling my Dad&#39;s studio was this brass printer&#39;s loupe, made in Germany. I quote here Wikipedia&#39;s description, for those who may not be familiar with this device:
  188. &quot;A loupe (pronounced &#39;loop&#39;) is a simple, small magnification device used to see small details more closely. Unlike a magnifying glass, a loupe does not have an attached handle, and its focusing </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/2765549753229554911/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/dads-studio-printers-loupe.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2765549753229554911'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2765549753229554911'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/dads-studio-printers-loupe.html' title='DAD&#39;S STUDIO - PRINTER&#39;S LOUPE'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjPS7Qzgq27ixd6ZlBll2rpOwQhVNUbgn47tl1T442xRITUwAFDynyAl6-tgSpMiUCUV07jSBtKaHApgSfmmNRjLD4qlQiEeFgiJkILYjTTYErqHNTqjBwAy0o2Cqp957ThnNiu8OHUqxo/s72-c/loupe+above.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-901720953532528283</id><published>2016-07-11T19:52:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-07-11T20:31:10.148-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="colleagues"/><title type='text'>LISTEN, LOOK</title><summary type="text">
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  195. I was recently contacted by Ali Seidabadi, an Iranian editor and author. Seidabadi is promoting a series of picture books that are being published by Tiny Owl, a British publishing house; he would like to bring them to the attention of an American audience. The books will be translations of picture books from around the world, and Seidabadi is involved with a series of Iranian books.
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  203. Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator, was born on July 13, 1918, and died in April of 2015---just last year. Brown&#39;s work was awarded three Caldecott Medals, and six Caldecott Honors, during her career---more Caldecotts &amp;nbsp;(awards and honors together) than any other illustrator. She also received the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1992 for her lifetime contribution to </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/5041842557720214937/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/marcia-brown.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5041842557720214937'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5041842557720214937'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/marcia-brown.html' title='MARCIA BROWN '/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhCP_Ef1YLwB24OZNO3DSOPLc3LMM3mx2cqbdywRmTcYpLDHiPdp4xc5QMkGZSx6-zjZorO4s5vftRQH_nSrojb635ssWQ8fcSGI17R5fjG6I1PeFNfUnWNNEIBE-6_3qNC4sgkmDOWA1Y/s72-c/Marcia+brown.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-6929238045205636771</id><published>2016-07-04T22:24:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-07-04T22:24:58.908-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="artists and food"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="recipes"/><title type='text'>JULY 4, 2016</title><summary type="text">
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  207. Boiled potatoes, still hot...with skins, or without...
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  221. ...lemon juice...
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  230. ...olive oil...
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  239. ...mayonnaise...
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  248. ...all together give you
  249.  
  250. *Fourth of July Potato Salad*
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  255.  
  256. YUM!
  257. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/6929238045205636771/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-4-2016.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6929238045205636771'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/6929238045205636771'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-4-2016.html' title='JULY 4, 2016'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiq2EIvsCWSWlSXhKVAPvFtauB1vUFaqcD-9ToiYZFrwIkfePhNfQQCGX8tudr230fNX6QT8-FogSPvY_wkQzvOAgRplAr5GB6iZQComm0gaSWZyJk2JX7oifaYYOVF32UUrNF8ALTTlTE/s72-c/potatoes.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-2039108787945279818</id><published>2016-06-20T11:40:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-06-20T14:07:49.568-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="colleagues"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="events"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="original art"/><title type='text'>ART SALE BENEFIT</title><summary type="text">
  258.  
  259. Donate to &quot;Thumbelina&quot;, receive this art as a reward
  260.  
  261.  
  262. Victoria
  263. Dobrushina, teacher extraordinaire in Norwich Vermont, has consistently created
  264. unique end-of-year recitals and productions for her students, who range in age
  265. from 5 to over 70. While these productions always have a classical piano focus,
  266. they also incorporate many other instruments, as well as singing, dance, and theater.
  267. This </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/2039108787945279818/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/art-sale-benefit.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2039108787945279818'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2039108787945279818'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/art-sale-benefit.html' title='ART SALE BENEFIT'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg9z2o3pQX3r57qgLcNF_5dqaeVhCJXFvP_rRFE02jXy7DTjuw-u2M2Ezfb0CoY5mcEKGzoT9kUkPuA5tOLfDx7b0u2Q78XnN3D3_PGQiZvsFos-4RT6US2qOkYUH7W2BIh5K9zhU1THP8/s72-c/Thumbelina+art+-blog.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-1947885620316238213</id><published>2016-06-16T16:56:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-06-16T16:56:58.987-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="birthday of the month"/><title type='text'>JAMES DAUGHERTY</title><summary type="text">
  268.  
  269.  
  270. James Daugherty was born on June 1, 1889. Like many other children&#39;s book illustrators, he worked creatively in a variety of styles and genres.
  271.  
  272.  
  273.  
  274. He was one of the first American painters to work with abstract color.
  275.  
  276.  
  277. Daugherty sketching in his studio, his son posing for him
  278.  
  279.  
  280. Later he began working in more representational styles...
  281.  
  282.  
  283.  
  284.  
  285. Mural in the Greenwich Public Library
  286.  
  287.  
  288.  
  289. ...creating </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/1947885620316238213/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/james-daugherty.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/1947885620316238213'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/1947885620316238213'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/james-daugherty.html' title='JAMES DAUGHERTY'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjSDHI0hMmE0F4U4FKZocqkjuH18MN-lbNa2Kbf9bh6yTlzNi31LxPg8uM63pdxrxyG2KaxfHQ7Em_VjPzLcIx97DiZFpMqlnDwaUw18DJlO1LcD9pd4q9Tw7vXPMUhR80fU9dyr1u-KuQ/s72-c/daugherty.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-8996466611334496708</id><published>2016-06-06T08:30:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-06-06T08:30:45.086-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="family and home"/><title type='text'>DAD&#39;S STUDIO - BRONZE POWDER</title><summary type="text">
  290.  
  291.  
  292.  
  293. When I dismantled my Dad&#39;s studio earlier this year, I kept a few objects that had special meaning for me. One of them was this little tin of bronze powder. As a special treat for me when I was a small child, Dad would tip out some of this powder onto a china saucer, add banana oil to the proper consistency---and like magic, there was gold paint, ready for me to brush on as the final </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/8996466611334496708/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/dads-studio-bronze-powder.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/8996466611334496708'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/8996466611334496708'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/dads-studio-bronze-powder.html' title='DAD&#39;S STUDIO - BRONZE POWDER'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEigXWhUf5gebA79ttknlH0AM8P3zp-YzeNnVODZIqpQVIbWFtHPVAhEDaytSybudmrJuJrDJC6kFPkGsFtyTu19nSnKbsIfumBIFnIGDDS19QnsIkQrkoz9I_se5i05zONIspy8GrAOlzw/s72-c/gold+2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-3728527800855189617</id><published>2016-05-31T15:41:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-05-31T15:41:16.825-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the illustrating process"/><title type='text'>TRIALS</title><summary type="text">
  294.  
  295.  
  296.  
  297.  
  298.  
  299. No, not that kind of trial, involving sweat, tears, blood, and suffering. Rather, trials as in &quot;trying-outs&quot;. Experiments. When I am starting on a new book, I often make multiple trials of the media I might use. Sometimes trials will involve ink, pencil, or paints. Sometimes they involve the paper, as in these examples.
  300.  
  301.  
  302.  
  303.  
  304. For the trials in these photos, I cut samples of 8 different papers</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/3728527800855189617/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/trials.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3728527800855189617'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3728527800855189617'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/trials.html' title='TRIALS'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhZeNJTuglFrAt-_bsZf-AKIetZySOtQsdtyLQJs_2oI_soWPldJOe0NvR59zc4_wUJPlhDOJyaywP4BV7LZrIvePwmJk_HSJHaqzRnHHqwcF4b4IRLs9pi2HXO016ir1mYWmcjQAWAT04/s72-c/Trials.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-3231119317630468548</id><published>2016-05-25T15:00:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-05-25T15:00:24.727-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><title type='text'>TIME MANAGEMENT</title><summary type="text">
  305.  
  306. Physical messes in my studio don&#39;t bother me. It&#39;s because I know I can clean it all up if I&#39;m willing to take the time. And in fact I do clean it all up, periodically. I can manage physical space.
  307.  
  308.  
  309.  
  310. Managing my time is something else...akin to&amp;nbsp;struggling through a never-ending jungle of brambles in the middle of a dark night, or&amp;nbsp;hand-to-hand combat with an infinitely-headed hydra.
  311.  
  312. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/3231119317630468548/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/time-management.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3231119317630468548'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/3231119317630468548'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/time-management.html' title='TIME MANAGEMENT'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh-g6oOWMKF0NxKKNBKzcAdEsDileFGnL3LSpyU3k1rLiKQO-H-MPNgnfcNNwXkBsbe0ihrmlria6xT43aTikSgzHWo3m4sgb_MJJdlwUiIzI3OvN5WHqmi5z3JM0wbJ4j_bZvho3e54dQ/s72-c/calendar-mess.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-7915824994460207512</id><published>2016-05-17T08:00:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-05-17T08:18:32.213-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="birthday of the month"/><title type='text'>EDWARD LEAR</title><summary type="text">
  313.  
  314.  
  315.  
  316.  
  317. The British author and illustrator Edward Lear was born on May 12 or 13, 1812. ( I was having trouble finding an American artist with a May birthday whom I had not previously featured.)
  318.  
  319.  
  320.  
  321.  
  322. &amp;nbsp;I thought I knew all about Lear.&amp;nbsp;He was the creator of those clever limericks
  323.  
  324.  
  325.  
  326.  
  327. and silly illustrations. Right?
  328.  
  329.  
  330.  
  331.  
  332.  
  333. To my amazement, I discovered that Lear was also a very serious artist/</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/7915824994460207512/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/edward-lear.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/7915824994460207512'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/7915824994460207512'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/edward-lear.html' title='EDWARD LEAR'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg_wjbqFH3jCBPU4KOx4GMgDLkN9hXAf6IlZ3cWGIWMCKTmQv37Idhx2MK52NdzSuGRAF8-u1Dgiyg8ppaLDqitMc_ACcRjVcvz0a65gmtwOb4O8Woap9kPZ_5IV2Kp_UlD376LGFkGOwY/s72-c/Lear+11+.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-5373397406508321241</id><published>2016-05-09T08:43:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2016-05-09T08:43:02.617-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="family and home"/><title type='text'>HIATUS</title><summary type="text">
  334.  
  335.  
  336.  
  337. My last blog post was in January...the dead of winter. Four months later, spring is in full bloom. I&#39;ve allowed a HIATUS, a time of silence...not something we creative people are supposed to indulge in, these days. The modern world, being of very short memory, demands to hear from us, about us, of us, every day---lest it forget us. &amp;nbsp;Like many of my colleagues, I do my best to comply.&amp;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/5373397406508321241/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/hiatus.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5373397406508321241'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5373397406508321241'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/hiatus.html' title='HIATUS'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEidmPutreIwgK4AZaWZMLOiiipuG7CO2jaIRjn2b-lnJaVykfXJwPGgIiFiqf0LmAwTsW7ViJqbLIYomySLMo_FaXHEBYGQKL8JaJPcQQFeg7iOeb48J2oUxuthX0DAomXFX-JyiIj9lME/s72-c/photo-1.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-2764933679345515942</id><published>2016-01-13T18:50:00.001-08:00</published><updated>2016-01-13T18:50:48.420-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an author/illustrator&#39;s life"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the illustrating process"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the writing process"/><title type='text'>CHAOS II</title><summary type="text">
  338.  
  339.  
  340.  
  341.  
  342. Once again, I am in chaos, a dark and murky jumble, where all is confusion and disorder: &amp;nbsp;I am beginning a new project.&amp;nbsp;The physical chaos mirrors the mental chaos with which I begin any new project, whether as an illustrator or a writer. As encouragement, I frequently remind myself that in many creation myths, even the Great Creator began with chaos.
  343.  
  344.  
  345.  
  346.  
  347. I try to trust that I, too</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/2764933679345515942/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/chaos-ii.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2764933679345515942'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/2764933679345515942'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/chaos-ii.html' title='CHAOS II'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjOu1JBudKTMvXTuBUWdYDfxfNqUJGNIW8DRty5_e0CEKWaAtn07-Wv9UDCMPez3uqV490mSZW-mVcXvVWh4j1kEwfz7bViAMWZ2J3DM7BV7WFqSpkPezQAFRZPWP6QmMwUYhdkYb_gye8/s72-c/write+chaos+3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-1746367543127041177</id><published>2016-01-11T09:53:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2016-01-11T09:53:01.543-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="colleagues"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="events"/><title type='text'>AWARD TIME 2016</title><summary type="text">
  348.  
  349.  
  350.  
  351.  
  352. Today the American Library Association announced its annual &quot;Youth Media Awards&quot;, among them the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.&amp;nbsp;
  353.  
  354.  
  355.  
  356.  
  357.  
  358.  
  359.  
  360. This year&#39;s winner is &quot;Finding Winnie&quot;---the story of how A. A. Milne&#39;s Winnie-The-Pooh came to be.
  361.  
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  366.  
  367.  
  368.  
  369. Sophie Blackall created the award-winning illustrations.
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  371.  
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  373.  
  374.  
  375. The author was Lindsay </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/1746367543127041177/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/award-time-2016.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/1746367543127041177'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/1746367543127041177'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/award-time-2016.html' title='AWARD TIME 2016'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjapqzKz1muAbBPb5KLG7tpGjHfAHksy_olhJGYrh1QGga8m3bKGFJktgRYDJnflB0lxdQlNPP5578rQuvoKZyyVBZivf32L5nrWwAJrdO0p5bVFSNfCaeog223Qf-XeyaJ6gzWwA9utfw/s72-c/Caldecott-Medal+2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4717867054789852418.post-5973380331354450699</id><published>2015-12-31T09:15:00.001-08:00</published><updated>2017-06-08T15:20:14.916-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="birthday of the month"/><title type='text'>LEONARD WEISGARD</title><summary type="text">
  376.  
  377. Leonard Weisgard, born December 13, 1916, was an American-born illustrator and author of children&#39;s books.
  378.  
  379.  
  380.  
  381.  
  382.  
  383. When he first began working, children&#39;s books in this country were still being illustrated with pre-separated, two or three-color art.
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  385.  
  386. The Mouse And The Lion
  387.  
  388.  
  389. Today our first thought might be, &quot;Only two colors? How limiting!&quot; But a perusal of the two-color art from the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/feeds/5973380331354450699/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/leonard-weisgard.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5973380331354450699'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4717867054789852418/posts/default/5973380331354450699'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://thewendywatsonblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/leonard-weisgard.html' title='LEONARD WEISGARD'/><author><name>Author and Illustrator of Books for Children</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03794207641219472636</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='28' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjvrRdIM9B_lK4NAHbTYxlLBxxTZz-JvPK9k9-X-GPF5PvtjMx8eDDJVQQOZR6WvhPBKL_JAVO4DVIVUz0lFFAB04e3OXenV6u7G57p4UxDJf7RUACY6IBdSTwBm0CSRZk/s220/facebook-logo.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgjzehoUCV1P4g7GyNrIdJsE-C9CsRwIQvPVHqxuTnTcTbMszMDcOzBOfBCobt_vX1glJ66FF7RTiyAL9z8ZSEguSKZOsH_i_vLjbaDx6TyrPhnNX5InRSjPOwFtPLkLGOyUvEFWWieiLo/s72-c/leo.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry></feed>

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