Friday, February 7, 2014

The Friday 56 - Week 164

Welcome to Week 164!

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky at Freda's Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

I offered to review the following book some time ago. I'm still trying to catch up on all my owed reviews. As an author of children's picture books, the art of visual storytelling is fascinating to me. I wish I had such a talent.

So the question remains: How does the picturebook artist emerge? Can the art of the picturebook be taught? Fortunately, artists are far too unpredictable to allow for easy answers to these questions, but there are many skills--conceptual, creative and technical--that can be acquired with the right sort of help.


fredamans said...

Lovely cover! I like all the colors.
Sounds like a great resource if writing a picturebook.

Happy weekend!

gautami tripathy said...

What a 56! Love the cover!!

Here is my post

Sandra Nachlinger said...

How wonderful it must be to express yourself through visual art. I sure wish I could! This sounds like a helpful book for developing that talent
Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure it's a challenging vocation

Bea said...

Wonderful quote and it sounds like an interesting book. I read A LOT of picture books in my work as a toddler teacher and the quality of the art varies.