Sherwin-Williams has this fun online tool called Chip It! that instantly turns any picture into a sample palette using over 1,500 paint colors. I uploaded the covers from the dozen children's picture books I've illustrated and posted my favorites:
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Celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children's Day / Book Day) with a special 50% discount off books purchased from Arte Público Press! This special offer is good on orders until April 30, 2012 for events celebrating El día de los niños / El día de los libros.
"On the first day of her new school, Adelita learns that vegetables can have similarities and differences, as can new friends. . . . The dual message of nutrition and diversity will probably find its place in today's curriculum and can certainly augment units on food, language and culture."
"The last two pages have a recipe in both English and Spanish for the '1-2-3 Super Calabacita Soup.' The bold, colorful illustrations capture the action well."
-School Library Journal
From We are Cousins / Somos Primos: after enjoying a day filled with frolicking, feasting, and festivities, these little cousins are completely spent and ready to enjoy a good book. And as we all know, time spent reading is time well spent.
On a related note, here’s a photo that embodies this week’s Illustration Friday theme as well: it’s how I spent all my money this month! This October held several children’s book events here in MN, and I went a little crazy at each one. Thankfully, one is allowed to go a little crazy when book-buying is involved, especially if these are going to be given as gifts to kids.
Have a great Halloween, everyone!