Friday, December 23, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

you should take care

Thanks to freepeople blog for alerting me to the beautiful paintings of Pakayla Biehn. Her show is called "You Should Take Care."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lately Lily

Very cute idea! What a nice combination of illustration, story, and fashion marketing for kids.
This site Lately Lily features an adorable girl who travels the world -- on the site you can find out where Lily has been most recently, read her notebook, find out what she carries in her suitcase and why, or buy a Lily t-shirt!

Monday, December 12, 2011

creatures go bump in the night

The Province, a BC newspaper, just ran a lovely article, "Creatures Go Bump in the Night", about Sleepless Kao, author of Monchan's Bag and her latest gallery show, Chotto Motto, at Blim Gallery in Vancouver.
My favorite part of the article was finding out what Chotto Motto means ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

adorable saffy

A fan of Paola Opal's adorable Simply Small books -- including Saffy, Saffy Looks for Rain and Saffy and Ollie -- created this amazing stuffie of the baby giraffe, Saffy.
If only it was available to buy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Come celebrate a book launch!

Our new and lovely book, I Want to Go to the Moon, by Tom Saunders and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, about Neil Armstrong's growing up, is finally out! Join us in celebrating its release!
When: Saturday, December 17, 2 to 4 pm
Where: Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock BC
Come hear Tom Saunders perform the song, enjoy refreshments, and buy the book -- a signed book makes a great Christmas present!
(There will also likely be a launch of this title in Vancouver in the new year!)

Monday, December 5, 2011

free holiday gift tags!

The lovely Christmas season is upon us and one of the Simply Read illustrators who recently launched her awesome on-line shop of art inspiring activities for kids, Draw Me a Lion, has just put out a series of free downloadable gift tags.
What makes these gift tags even better is that they are coloring gift tags--so that a kid can help out with all the holiday wrapping!
For the free download check out Lisa's Draw Me a Lion blog, here.