Last weekend, all the collaborators on our first children's book gathered in Pioneer Square for the first reading of the text by co-author, Carolyn Hall.
This was the first time we saw all the finished illustrations together.
Paintings, drawings, woodblock and collage bring our story to life!
Today we received our first box of donated books from librarian, Bernice Harris of Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood.
Her generous donation of 25 gently used children's books is a great start to establishing our free library in rural Svay Rieng province in Cambodia.
Thank you, Bernice!
If you have children's books to donate, please contact us!
Author, writing professor, and artist Carolyn Hall is working on her illustration of the lotus.
Working from reference photos taken in Cambodia, she pieces together images with moistened tissue paper.
We can't wait to see the finished piece!
Painter, jewelry designer, and 2010 Cornish College of the Arts Alumna, Aimee Oberstien just finished the first illustrated page in the children's book!
Thank you so much Aimee!
A few weeks ago we gathered for the first time and made the initial plans for the illustration of our first children's book!
Eleven fantastic Seattle-based artists have volunteered to illustrate one page each in woodblock, painting, gouache, collage, drawing, and cut paper.
The book will be available May 2014.