The interior picture book illustration of the first Dojo Kun Charcter Book contains a lot of symbolism. Here's some of the symbolism in “The Can-Do Karate Kid.”
Quitting is the name of the antagonist in my third children’s picture book. He is a violet and grey rollie pollie. Here is his baby picture!
The color tests for the protagonists and antagonists are one of my favorite parts of illustrating. Here are my Quitting monster illustration color tests.
My second children’s karate picture book, “The Two True Karate Kids,” has the adoption of a dog as an important part of the story line. So for the book launch party, we held a special outdoor celebration that included a karate with dogs.
I found this inspirational quote online. I could not find who to give credit to for saying or writing this. But I love it.
The quitting monster says it would be so easy. Just stop, just for now, it’s so nice and dark and safe and comfortable to hide in a little pill bug ball. Isn’t it easier to do that any time life throws obstacles in our way?
Poems are great for capturing emotions and inspiration. Haiku especially is designed to capture a single moment and the beauty in it. This short form of poetry can be powerful and traditionally focuses on the beauty of nature in a fleeting moment.
My kids’ karate picture book helps children learn about Procrastination, but here, we learn a bit more about who Procrastination likes and doesn’t like.
Here's a free Telling Time Worksheet based on my first children's picture book. This lesson is especially for first and second graders. But it can be used by anyone who wants to brush up on their planning and use of clocks.
Maybe there are some people who are finding they have extra time to spare and share because of the season of this new virus. I do hope they are sending tangible symbols of our love and respect to all of the nursing homes during COVID-19.