Sunday, April 05, 2009
Art Direction by Tim Gillner
This is my daughter's artwork. She tried a new medium the night of our writer's conference - although this piece was the closest thing I had scanned to represent her artistic combinations, the real thing was a red and blue FOOTBALL smeared with glue.
All of our speakers at the spring SCBWI conference in Sioux Falls were humorous, and exactly what I needed for a snowy weekend. Tim pulled out examples of artwork submissions in the form of Christmas ornaments, magnets - and even a view finder. From a writing perspective, he mentioned finding the climaxes of a story - and his favorite pick was a story about a child kissing their animals good night. I enjoyed it as well! Now I have a long reading list pulling out titles from the Boyds Mills Press website, and I'm especially noticing all of the talented illustrators. Looks like fun!