7 Questions at 7-Imp

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in Fieldwork, Interviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Head on over to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and have breakfast with me. There’s plenty of food and some art to boot! Thanks to Jules for pestering inviting me to share my work with her wonderful readers :-). Also, Baltimore City Paper is going to publish my students’ drawings from Occupy Baltimore! SO excited!

Fells Point Drawings

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Drawing, Fieldwork, Visual Journalism | 2 Comments

Today we headed to Fells Point to draw. It was warm and sunny out which led to a couple of drawings I am really happy with. I am drawing with a Pentel brush pen in an Archie Grand Jumbo sketchbook which opens up to a generous spread of 16″ x 24″. City Pier @ Fells […]

UWMA Early Literacy Symposium

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 in Fieldwork, Presentation | 2 Comments

I submitted a proposal to speak at the United Way’s Early Literacy Symposium here in Atlanta and they have accepted me! The symposium is on April 15th at the Loudermilk Center here in Atlanta. The Early Literacy Symposium brings together more than 300 education professionals from early care and education through 3rd grade levels.  The […]

My Resolution for 2011

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 in Fieldwork, Uncategorized | No Comments

Bobby said it best~

Penn Center and NBAF

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 in Book Fair, Fieldwork, Research, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I just returned from a three day trip with the National Black Arts Festival exploring Gullah Culture. Gullah – one of a group of people of African ancestry that live in the Sea Islands and coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida; the creolized language of the Gullahs, based on English and several […]

Teach the Babies

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Events, Fieldwork, Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week Renée Watson visited Atlanta to appear and sign at the Decatur Book Festival. While she was here we teamed up to conduct a two day writing and art workshop with students at Frederick Douglass High School (my alma mater). The students wrote poems modeled after Renée’s poem, “Where I’m From”, using an “Anaphora” […]

Funny fact…

I check my blog stats weekly to see which pages get the most traffic here on “Living the Dream”. The most viewed page on my site is Bridal Shower Drawing. Go figure…. It gets hits everyday without fail. All you maids of honor out there looking for that special bridal shower invitation, thanks for checking […]

Learning to Juggle

April is going out with a bang! Last week I was the featured artist at the 23rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature as a part of the Ashley Bryan Art Series. I was hosted by the wonderful librarians of the Broward County Library, specifically the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. If you are […]

Ashley Bryan Art Series

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 in Art, Books, Fieldwork, Library Events, Signings | No Comments

This Wednesday I will head to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to speak at the 23rd Annual Art Conference on Children’s Literature and the 2010 Ashley Bryan Art Series. My library talk is titled, “Through the Storm: Framing Social Issues in Books for Children”. I will discuss the visual devices used in my upcoming picturebook,  A PLACE […]

Serendipity and Self Promotion

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 in Art, Fieldwork, Illustration, Interviews, Media, Pat Cummings | 4 Comments

It’s such a good feeling when life comes full circle. Today I spoke at Parson’s School of Art and Design with David Ezra Stein and Nancy Paulsen. We were invited by Pat Cummings as special guests for her Children’s Book Illustration Class. The bulk of the talks were about breaking into the business and the […]

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