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MERRY SQUIDMAS COLORING SHEET!

12.18.13

CLick on the image below, print, and color!

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MERRY CHRISTMOOSE!

12.05.13

Click on the image below for a print worthy pdf!

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Click here for a link to the coloring page!

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MERRY CHRISTMOOSE! Coloring Sheet

12.05.13

Click on the image below, print, and color!

Christmoose(b&w)

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HAPPY CHANUKAH COLORING SHEET!

11.28.13

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HAPPY CHANUKAH!

11.28.13

MOOSEmenorah

CLICK HERE for the HAPPY CHANUKAH COLORING SHEET!

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Art Exchange Part 2 (Thankful)

11.27.13

The continuation of my art exchange with Chicago based artist, Ben, is on the Word Disco blog. Here’s the link: http://​www​.worddisco​.com/​t​h​a​n​k​f​u​l​-​b​y​-​s​t​e​p​h​e​n​-​s​h​a​skan/

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ART EXCHANGE

11.17.13

Over the past few months I’ve been having an art exchange with a fellow artist, Ben. This is definitely to be continued…

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Here’s the first drawing Ben did that started this art exchange. It’s a self-portrait of Ben reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF!

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Here’s a close-up.

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Ben’s mom sent me the photo in email. Here’s my response. It’s a drawing of me holding my phone looking at Ben’s art.

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This is Ben’s response. It’s a drawing of Ben’s computer with my image of me looking at Ben’s art on my phone.

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And here is Ben showing both pieces of art!

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Ben decided to send me a letter with more art enclosed. Here he is mailing it.

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Here I am opening it! What an awesome drawing!

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It reads:
ARTISTIC EXPLANATION:
His hands are going this way, “VOOOOP,” because that means he wants to move…
And his head is going this way, “VLOOOOOP,” because that means he wants to move to where Steve Shaskan lives.

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And here we all are living where where I live: Minneapolis!

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32 PAGE PICTURE BOOK DUMMY TEMPLATE

11.15.13

Here’s a template for a 32 page picture book. There are always exceptions to the rule.

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Here’s a template for a 32 page picture book with paste down pages and full color end papers. A few less pages to work with but you gain cool end papers.
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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 5

10.07.13

This is the fifth installment of MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS. I orginally thought I would only have five parts, but my list has grown and I will continue this list for a sixth part, and keep it open for additional posts in the future. Click here to check out PART 1, here for PART 2, here for PART 3, and here for PART 4.

Delphine Duran

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Clement Hurd

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Tiphanie Beeke

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Joung Un Kim

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P.D. Eastman

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Lois Ehlert

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Tibor Gergely

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Leo and Diane Dillon

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Melanie Watt

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Roy McKie

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David Catrow

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Jan Thomas

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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 4

09.27.13

Here’s the fourth installment of my favorite picture book illustrators. Click here for Part 1, here for Part 2, and here for Part 3.

Taro Gomi

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Lydia Monks

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Gaetan Doremus

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Oliver Jeffers

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Roger Duvoisin

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Arnold Lobel

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Jeanne Bendick

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Art Seiden

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Marc Boutavant

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James Marshall

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