Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

Hi everyone,

A quick note about an event at Changing Hands Book Store this coming Monday evening. Great panel with great information.

Time: Monday, August 24, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore

Explore the writing, marketing, and publishing process involved in creating first-rate children’s literature with authors J. S. Lewis (The Fall of the Templar), Janette Rallison (Just One Wish), author-illustrator Chris Gall (Dinotrux) and illustrator Amanda Shepherd (Such A Silly Baby!). Joining them is literary agent Erin Murphy, who is not taking unsolicited work but will answer questions.

More info and directions to the location can be found at:

Hope to see you there.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Next Illustrator meeting - Tues. Aug 25th, 7:00 pm

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for our next illustrator meeting. We’ll be meeting on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the evening. We’ll meet at the Barnes & Noble at the Tempe Marketplace again seeing that it has proven to be a great location. It is located in Tempe where the 202 and the 101 meet off Rio Salado. We’ll be meeting in the cafĂ©. Here is more info about the location as well as directions on how to get there:;jsessionid=18F9DD089372E8294E9BDB99CB3796D6?store=2243

2000 E.Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Bring along any work you would like to show, get feedback on, questions you might have, etc. I'm looking forward to another wonderful evening shared with incredible artists.

Let me know if you are able to make it so that I know how many people to expect and try to reserve seats for everyone.

See you there.

Tanja Bauerle
Studio: 480-857-8157
Mobile: 480-518-3338

Story Reading at Tempe Center for the Arts

Hi everyone.

This Thursday morning, between 10:00 am and 11:00 am I will be reading my picture book “The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon” during story time at the Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery. I'll also be sharing some photos of the actual puppies when they were found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. There will also be a craft activity for kids to create their own picture book.

The Tempe Center for the Arts is located at:

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-2829‎

Hope to see you there.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Incredible Sand Animation

Wow, is all I can say. This 8 minute video will amaze you. What an incredible artist and what a uniques medium. She tells a very sad story about Croatia's history, but her creativity will leave you breathless.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

San Tan Sun News Article

Can you imagine how tickled I was when I stumbled across this article? I had no idea that it was running or even being written. Exciting that the exhibit is getting a little extra exposure. The article is in the current issue of:

The San Tan Sun News – August 1 -14, 2009
Artist shares Illustration, reads with children - page 28

It's a free local publication. Thank you San Tan Sun News.

Wright on Time - Arizona on the radio

The author of the chapter book series that I'm working on, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, was just a guest on this show! She reads the first chapter of the of the soon-to-be-released book "Wright on Time: ARIZONA" the first book of the series. She's the second guest and also answers some questions about what inspired her to write the series.
Take a listen...

Paper Cup Exchange - Illustrators' Panel

Quick note about an illustration event this Thursday at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Some of the artists that are exhibiting in the “Read me a Picture” illustrator show will be participating in a panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by the Changing Hands bookstore and will explore the illustrating, marketing and publishing process involved in creating picture books with the featured illustrators. If you would like to learn more about the children’s illustration industry and the process come on by on Thursday evening.

Thursday August 6th, 2009
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
in the “Studio”
at the Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
Hope to see you there.