Barrow Elementary School Visit

What a whirlwind! Yesterday I visited students at Barrow Elementary School in Athens, GA. We had a great time. The kids even convinced me to draw on the spot for them! Here are a few pics from the event. Thanks so much to NBAF, Barrow Elementary staff and students, and Morris Gardner at the Auburn […]

Traveling Art & Material Girls

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged, but I’ve been busy, busy, busy. WHITE WATER debuts in 3 days! I’ve been working on a promotional material for that, including a shiny new trailer for my youtube channel (coming soon) ;-). School starts in a week and I’ve been obsessing over my syllabi, meeting people […]

Ashley Bryan Children’s Literature Award

Wow, what a whirlwind! I was in Atlanta last week to run the Peachtree Roadrace (which I ended up sleeping through) and at “Words and Color: A Lifetime of Discovery”, to receive the Ashley Bryan Children’s Literature Award for Illustration!!! The award reads: “Contribution of Excellence to Preserve the Legacy of Ashley Bryan” The event […]

Living the Dream – the exhibition

One more thing got scratched from my “to do” list yesterday. I hung my show, “Living the Dream, the art of Shadra Strickland” at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. A HUGE “thank you” goes out to Dorothea S., Morris G., and Morgan G. for helping with the hanging and lending me their eyes and opinions. […]

CCBC Choices 2011

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in Books, Librarians Rock! | No Comments

Great news! A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is on the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) Choices list for 2011! The 2011 edition of CCBC Choices, CCBC’s picks for the best children’s and young adult books published in 2010 will be available after March 5.. (Citation list of books in CCBC Choices 2011) CCBC Choices is […]

How to Make an Accordion Book

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 in Art, Books, Demos, Librarians Rock!, Teachers Rock! | 4 Comments

Hello there everyone! Here’s a quick demo on how to make an accordion book. I’ve successfully used this activity in the classroom many times. You can see an example of the finished product in an earlier post here. Happy book making!

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 […]

Our Children Can Soar – NJ

The original paintings for OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR has left Cleveland and is now on exhibit at the Weiss Center in Jew Jersey. The art will be on display from March 11-April 7. Gallery hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free Scheduled Events All events take place in the Harold […]

CLEVELAND ROCKS!

Last week I was hosted by Mrs. Chrystal Carr-Jeter and the Cleveland Public Library in conjunction with BloomsburyUSA, for the opening of OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR, a traveling exhibition the 12 original paintings from the book. If you are in Cleveland, please stop by to see the work. Paintings will be on display until February […]

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