Monday, February 11, 2008

Children's Literature





I LOVE children's literature. I love the pictures! I was invited to a critique group made up of illustrators and artists and have really enjoyed getting back into the world of art. It's been too long!
So, my latest 'masterpiece' is a book dedicated to, written for, and written 'by' my daughters. It uses only words known by Boo. It's the adventures of Boo and Little Bay together; and, I love how it turned out. Oh, I don't think my art is fabulous, they were quick, fun sketches. Nor it will be a Caldecott winner. But it turned out just the way I wanted it to. I scanned their clothes to use as the backgrounds (great idea from a friend!). The objects in the story are photos of their objects. Above all it serves it's purpose: the girls love it too.

7 comments:

David W said...

I love your book Chelsy...or should I say Boo??..:) It is such a great idea... I have had some of my high school students do the a children's book as a class project in school. They loved it...but yours comes from the heart. Great job!!

Stacy Evans said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks like it turned out really well too. I admire your talents and your super-mom skills. My Sister-in-law says every mom needs a "Super" shirt, and you definitely do.

The Burnah Clan said...

Thanks, Dave. Boo thanks you too, wonder what she will think one day when she understands that she has written her own book?

The Burnah Clan said...

Thanks Stacy. I'm so excited for you to be a mom too! You'll be great. Your nursery is looking very 'cool' haha! Keep posting pics for us to see!

Zippy & the Wild Bunch said...

Hey Chelsy! Maren gave me your blog link and I am so impressed! This book is great! You are very talented. I hope you don't mind if I pop in from time to time to see what you are up to! And come check me out. Not as fun as yours, but it is there none-the-less.
http://whettenwildbunch.blogspot.com/
P.S.I scrap (sort of) too! My first page took me 3 days! lol I'll have to post it for you.

Amy (Bartholomew) Whetten

The Burnah Clan said...

Hi Amy! Thanks for the comment...and you DO scrapbook...the first page looks awesome!

Anita said...

I love it. I think i may have to copy your ideas for my own kids! this is so special.