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Monday, February 24, 2014


How about our new header, eh? That delightful winter wonderland was created by Nancy Colle.

She doesn't look familiar? What do you mean? Oh! Well, fellow #kidlitart chatters might recognize her best like this:

Better? Right then, on to the interview!
-What was your inspiration for the header?
 Incredible as it may sound -I love winter.When I was little I was always outside, -building forts,climbing things, and yes, making snow angels.
-What is your primary medium for the header?
  Watercolor - I enjoy it's freedom and fluidity.

-Are you currently working on any projects?
 Currently I have one complete PB dummy, another I'm revising,
 and an idea I've already picked for the #kidlitart PB challenge

-Where can we find you online? 
Twitter: @DonkeyTalking

-What are your favorite children's books?
  Press Here -by Herve Tullet
  Stone Soup -by Marcia Brown
  Walk On!- by Marla Frazee
  Bread & Jam for Frances - by the Hobans

- What's the best advice you've received from #kidlitart? the importance of SCBWI conferences; don't wait for perfect conditions, just draw;  rejection letters are not my epitaph.

-Great! Any favorite #kidlitart topics? Build your portfolio/ art directors/ Conference tips

Thank you, Nancy!

Do you want in on this header action? (I can't believe I typed that with a straight face) then start thinking SPRING! We'll be picking a new header in the next month or so to celebrate the incoming new season.

You can find the requirements here. Happy drawing!


1 comment:

  1. So cute! Thank you for posting her twitter icon, I am so much better with "faces" than names, lol. Lovely header and great interview.