Wackiness Ensues…

Art and Arithmetic

Today’s peek into another corner of the workshop focuses on my Dad. Today is his 74th birthday- that makes him 27,101 days, or 648,270 hours, or 38,894,400 minutes old. And for approximately 12,775 of those days (or 306,600 hours or 18,396,000 minutes respectively) He has been my Dad. That means … That if you want to figure out my age you’re going to have to do the math. It’s time...

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A Mini-Interview with Juana Martinez Neal!

We end this month of mini-interviews with the woman who started it all... the wonderful Juana Martinez Neal! This informative and entertaining "month of minis" was Juana's idea- and like so many of her ideas- it was a good one.    Juana Martinez-Neal is a Peruvian born children’s illustrator living in sunny Arizona. You can follow her tweets @juanamartinez, updates via facebook or see works in progress on instagram. Visit...

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Laura’s Mini-Interview!

Last week in the mini-interview series we visited with the hep and talented Mikela Prevost. How, you ask yourself, HOW could we possibly equal that?! With this week's interview of the lovely  and witty Laura Jacobsen. That's how!               When I moved to Phoenix from LosAngeles, Laura was one of the first local illustrators I met. She answerd my personals ad in the SCBWI...

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Mikela’s Mini-Interview!

Last week was all about ME. Me,  Me, Me... I tell ya, by the end of the week,  even I  was sick of ME! Luckily, this week brings us mini-interviews of the hep and talented Mikela Prevost- and with her comes a breath of fresh air and fresh illustrative perspective!               You can find her on Twitter and her website www.mikelaprevost.com Before we get...

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And the winner is…

Lyn Martin! Yes, Lyn Martin is the lucky winner drawn randomly (thanks to random.org)  from all of the wonderful folks who commented, liked, followed and Tweeted about the mini-ME-interviews last week! Lyn wins a signed copy of Santa's Workshop and this spiffy print from the book! But the mini-interviews are only just beginning! Stay tuned as this week belongs to an incredible  illustrator and hep cat: Mikela Prevost! (Who I...

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The Mini-Interview Molly Idle Giveaway!

Ok- so you've seen it on Facebook, you've heard about it on Twitter... I'm giving away a signed book and print from Santa's Workshop! And you've still got 3 more days to enter for your chance to win.... this!   So... to enter, you can leave a comment here. or... Leave a comment of any of the mini-Molly-interviews on Juana, Mikela or Laura's blogs. or... Follow @mollyidle on Twitter or......

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A Mini-ME-Interview!

Happy Wednesday Everybody! This morning, as a part of the month of Mini Interviews and Giveaways- co-hosted by Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen- I am interviewing... MYSELF! Yesterday, Juana kicked off the week with the first of four "Molly" interviews on her blog, and this morning I pick up where she left off... When I wrote these questions- I wrote them with my aforementioned pals in mind......

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A Month of Mini-Interviews and Giveaways in November!

One of my favorite things about my wacky life is my group of funny and fabulous illustrating friends! Three of whom are: Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen. While the four of us have tons in common both personally, and professionally- our working processes are totally different! Which is awesome, as I think that it is precisely the blending of our common goals and diverse artistic styles that makes our friendly...

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A New Class!

News flash! Just scheduled a new class in Picture Book Illustration at the Shemer Art Center ! The course runs six weeks and meets from 1-4 pm on Thursday afternoons: Starting November 10, 2011. Space is  extremely limited, so sign up soon... Click on the link above for registration information!      

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“C” in Handwriting… a plus?

Today, I am signed up for a parent teacher conference with my son't first grade teacher. On our to-discuss list:  strengthening his handwriting skills- specifically neatness. Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I got a "C" in handwriting on my report card as a kid... well, let's just say I would have a lot of nickels. Even today- when I am "scribbling" down ideas, I am literally...

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