Julie Paschkis is a painter and award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including Flutter and Hum / Aleto y Zumbido, P. Zonka Lays an Egg, and Apple Cake: A Love Story. A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her online at JuliePaschkis.com.
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For the last few days I’ve been reading a book titled You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choiceby Tom Vanderbilt. Very interesting, though (for my taste) a little heavy on statistics from sociological, psychological and marketing … Continue reading →
Margaret, this one’s for you: a world-class exhibit of Chuck Close’s work at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. It’s a printmaker’s dream of nearly 90 works plus lots of process materials. Luckily, it’s open until September 4, so … Continue reading →
In February I was given the seed of an idea by Jennifer Kennard of Letterology. One crafternoon at her house I made a paper doll with articulated appendages. Over the next month or so I made a lot of them … Continue reading →
Last week I returned to House of Illustration to see their current show – A New Childhood: Picture Books From Soviet Russia. It is an excellent, eye-opening exhibit. I snapped a few subversiveshots to share with you. Before the October … Continue reading →
Recently two big name authors of books for adults have forayed into picture books: Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie. So how’d they do? I’m giving Alexie a B+ and Smiley a C. Perhaps … Continue reading →
My husband and I drove recently from our home in Seattle down to Eugene, Oregon, to help celebrate our grandson’s ninth birthday. It’s a five-hour trip down I-5, which runs north-south roughly parallel to the Cascade Range of mountains to … Continue reading →
Come with me to the Czech Republic, to Prague. Cross the street. Walk on stone streets past statues,signsand stores. Go all the way up the hill to the castle. Inside the castle walls you will find the Toy Museum. And … Continue reading →
While researching for my last post, Gwen White’s Pictorial Perspective, I discovered that she had written and illustrated other books as well. That led to research into whether I could buy any of them. Most were not available or beyond … Continue reading →
As some of you know, I collect images of books in art. I now have many hundreds of images I can peruse. And it’s fun to see the themes and motifs that show up over and over with books … Continue reading →