Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It's been a very busy month and as you can see I've not posted anything in ages. I came across this link in the Children's Writers and Illustrators group on Facebook and thought that it was great. Take a peek:
This is the newsletter of the SCBWI Illinois Chapter and they have a great Illustrator Tips section.
Happy reading and I'll see you next year.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- I didn't speak English until I was 11.
- I can't resist icecream or chocolate.
- I'm a hug-a-holic.
- In addition to my two girls I have two dogs that are like my other 2 kids. Golden Retrievers are the best.
- My hubby says I add too many spices when I cook. He says my philosophy of "the more the better" does not apply to spicing food.
- I love scuba diving but haven't been in many years.
- I've hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
All I can say is that you must attend this workshop if you are an illustrator. It wasn't just all the incredibly useful and very applicable illustration skills and knowledge that we gained, but also the camaraderie and support of the all the unbelievably talented fellow participants and faculty members. Thank you Nick for making this weekend an experience I will never forget.
Come to our next illustrator meeting and I'll share some of the detail of what we learned. But for now here are some photos of the weekend.
This is Boyd's Mills house where the workshop was held and we had all of our meals. It is such a beautiful and peaceful area that it is a perfect setting to be creative.
This is Tim Gillner, Art Director for Boyd's Mills Press, in his office. Great guy with very helpful feedback on portfolios. His office is rather interesting with all those piles of stuff. ..
This is one of Lindsay's illustrations. She had such a wide range, but her wildlife illustrations were just breathtaking.
Here are the books that Nick has illustrated. 27 I believe, many of which he also wrote.
Nick also brought with him a great set of illustration resource books. I was excited to see that I have a few of them, but now there are many more that I would love to get.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I'll be leaving for Honesdale early Wednesday morning For the Founders Workshop. Yeah! I'm really excited. The topics that will be covered are really interesting and will be so useful on my next projects.
But before I leave I wanted to remind everyone of our next Illustrator meeting. We'll meet again at the Barnes & Noble at the Tempe Marketplace. We met there last time and it worked out to be a great location. Our next meeting will be:
Tuesday, November 18th, at 7:00 pm in the evening
We'll meet in the cafe area again at Barnes & Noble at Tempe Marketplace where the 202 and the 101 meet off Rio Salado. Here is more info about the location as well as directions on how to get there:
I'll share with you all the great info that I will have picked up at the workshop. Also, bring along any work you would like to show, etc. Drop me a line if you are able to make it so that I know how many people to expect. Hope to see you there.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Such insight and expertise is inspiring to say the least. What a great resource for artists everywhere.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This is the new and revised look:
I like it so much better. Also, I finally added new artwork and a link to my blog. Take a peek if you like at http://www.tanjabauerle.com/
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Pat shared with us her insight on what makes and effective Promotional piece for a children's illustrator. The pre-workshop assignment was to select a well know fairytale and produce one image that would make the story easily identifyable to the viewer. She engouraged to use as many of the following in order to make the piece striking and stand out to an art director: ACTION, SPECIFIC MOOD, DRAMATIC LIGHTING, UNIQUE COLOR PALETTE, DYNAMIC SCALE, PATTERN, FACIAL EXPRESSIVENESS, UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE, DISTINCTIVE LINE, INTERESTING TEXTURE, and P.O.V. At the workshop Pat went through each illustration in detail offered suggestions on what can be done to improve the art. The result were many very nice pieces that will no doubt attact attention.
Here is Pat with Michelle, Juana and myself at the workshop. The person missing is Kathy Parks who was such an integral part of getting this workshop put together. Thank you Michelle, Kathy and Juana for your hard work in getting this workshop put together. As always you surpassed expectations.
Here are some photos of the evening:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
- the children's market
- picturing the narrative and writing with pictures
- the role of the visual in fiction and nonfiction
- intertextuality, or how written and visual texts relate
- beyond interpretation, or relating your pictures to an author’s words
- book design, pagination, and storyboarding
- composition and the narrative
- picture sequencing and the drama of the turning page
- character development
- the elements of art as expressive tools
- building the picture
- the unique qualities of creating art for a children’s audience
- dummy preparation
- preparing the final art for production
- finding a market
- contracts and career goals
I don't know a single illustrator that would not be tickled to learn more about any one of these topics let alone all of them.
Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Marisa took some photos at the event and I will post them as soon as I get them.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
The other thing I really like about him was that he was a local artist. I lived in the Melbourne area and went to Box Hill College of Tafe for a year for Art & Design (way back when...) and he had attended Box Hill High School. Granted it was a lot earlier than when I was there, but I still felt a connection to him and his work.
Here is the cover for his book "The Eleventh Hour " and a link to his official gallery site to look at some of his artwork.
I stumbled across the following essay that talks about his work and carreer in more detail.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This is the article that appeared today in the Morning Call Newspaper in Pennsylvania. What a neat write up about the book. I like the photo of Marisa holding the book open. They also used the photo of the three of us at Chi Chi Rodrigues golf resort, El LEgado.
Thank you Morning Call.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Are you ready for our next Illustrator meeting? Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th, at 7:00 pm in the evening. We’ll be meeting at a new location that we talked about at our last meeting. We’ll meet at the Barnes & Noble at the Tempe Marketplace. It is located in Tempe where the 202 and the 101 meet off Rio Salado. We’ll be meeting in the café. Here is more info about the location as well as directions on how to get there:
Seeing that this meeting will be about a week and a half after the Pat Cummings workshop, it’ll be great to see the development of those sketches. Bring along any work you would like to show, etc. It’ll be great to see everyone again. Let’s share ideas and get together with fellow artists. We always have a great time so I hope you can make it.
Drop me a line if you are able to make it so that I know how many people to expect.
Hope to see you there.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Also, Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli, the author of "There's a Coqui in My Shoe!" will have a book signing comming up to celebrate Latino Heritage Month. Feel free to stop by and say hi. Here's the info
Book Signing at Borders
Whitehall Mall, PA
Saturday September 13th, 2008
From 1:00pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
It talks about the book and mentions the concern the book brings to light about the endangered coqui species. It's definitely worth the read.
Monday, September 1, 2008
The El Yunque National Raiforest Newsletter on page 2 has a little write up about the book signing we had at El Portal in July. Neat, eh?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Let me know your thoughts. :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
To get to the book page. Also, seeing that the response has been so wonderful they will also palce the book in their Christmas catalog.
That's my computer area. As you can see I'm getting ready to do some blog posting. :)
That's my easle and drawing table, etc. The TV is not hooked up right now so it's just using up valuable space. My window looks over a little park which is nice, but it's hard watching people have fun outside while working (even if the work I do is fun) inside.
My solution?Take over the rest of the house! Yup, I now paint in our dinning/family room area. It's actually kinda fun because I'm with the rest of the family and not so isolated. Thank you family for letting me spread my paints out everywhere.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thank you Jaymee for your interest in our story and we are looking forward to reading your article soon.The three of us again, at Mr. Rodriguez Golf Resort, El Legado. What a beautiful area, even if you are not a golfer. But if you do golf, make sure that you visit El Legado Golf Resort, home of Chi Chi Rodriguez, http://www.ellegadogolfresort.com/ . Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez for your hospitality. Thank you also Maria (Morales, Marketing Director) for everything.
Here I am with Mr. Rodriguez and Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli, the author, and Pablo Cruz, Forest Supervisor, from the El Portal Rainforest Center. The day was a huge success and there was lots of traffic for the entire time we were there. Mrs. Rosa informed us that we had sold well over 100 books that day which was a record for the store. Thank you to everyone who made the day such a huge success.
If you are ever in the El Yunque area of Puerto Rico, make sure that you visit the El Portal Rain Forest Center. The facility is absolutetly beautiful and is the entrance to the actual rain forest itself. For more information about the center, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/caribbean/ .
Here are a couple more photos of the day:Here is Marisa and I meeting some of the visitors to the Center and the book signing.
Here Mr. Rodriguez is making us laugh again. What a fun day we had.
Here is Mr. Rodriguez and Marisa with my family, my husband Kevin with the girls who are not cooperating as you can see. I couldn't resist, though. Afterall, how often does one get a chance to take a photo with a legend?
Monday, June 30, 2008
I'll keep you posted with additional information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
NOTE TO EDITORS: Review copies of There's a Coqui in My Shoe! are available, upon request, directly from A Caribbean Experience Con Amor, LLC; telephone: (610) 806-2013.