Posts Tagged ‘badbird’

Urban Wolf, Whimper…..

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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See all the URBAN WOLF cartoons HERE!

Urban Wolf: It’s Turkey Time!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Just so you know, this is a true story.  It happened last week. The turkeys were a beautiful chestnut brown with white bands on their wings.

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Holiday Sale at my Etsy store! Badbird’s Art.

Monday, November 18th, 2013
 
Blue Quail by Andrea Zuill

Blue Quail by Andrea Zuill

Holiday time… again! Didn’t we just go through this?  Well, anyway I ‘m having a sale at my Etsy store:  Badbird’s Art 

20%  off of everything you order.  All you have to do is place your order and enter this code:  BADBIRDHOLIDAYSALE  during checkout.  (The 20% discount does NOT include shipping.)

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Homer and I wish you the best and scariest Halloween!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Quilts for Sale!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Hello everyone!  I’ve been feeling brave lately so I think I can handle selling some of my quilts.  They are now available at my Etsy store: Badbird

The quilt above is called the Three Star Quilt.

 

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This quilt is the actual quilt photographed and featured  in the book  Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts: 24 Little Quilts to Piece, Stitch, and Love by Cathy Guabert.  It’s called Dancing Rabbit.

 

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This fabric wall hanging is called Two Birds.

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New Halloween Embroidery Patterns!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Halloween is coming!  So I felt it was time to have some new holiday Patterns.  The Cute Little Witch you see is my first idea.  Quite a sweetie pie, isn’t she! 

But then I thought, what would a pattern look like if it was drawn like my actual cartoon style.  And down be low is the result.  So you have a choice.  The cute little witch above and the weird witch and devil cat below.

Click here to get to my Etsy store:  BADBIRD at Etsy

 

Click here to get to my Etsy store: BADBIRD at Etsy

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators / Los Angeles Conference

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Day One of the SCBWI Los Angeles Conference.

I’ve been asked to write a report on this year’s L.A. conference. I haven’t written a report on something since I was in school and I will not even begin to tell you how long ago that was.   I also have the attention span of a gnat.  I know this doesn’t bode well but I will give it a try anyway.

The conference started off this year with a few words from Lin Oliver ( Children’s book author, writer / producer of family films and one of the founders of SCBWI).  A few months ago I got to talk to her in person and I’ve got to say she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.   She gave us a number of facts about who exactly was attending this conference.  And, here they are…

   There are 1266 attendee’s.

   38%  published

   62% unpublished

   There are 400 plus new attendees

   175 portfolios in the portfolio showcase.

   312 attendees for the writer’s intensive

   46 States are represented here, with the exception of both North and South Dakota.

   14 Countries are represented

   Approx.  988 women attendees, 192 Men and 86 Undeclared

   Some of the occupations represented here are Animal Communication Specialist, Auditor, Spam      Fighter, and Pickle Professional.

I haven’t check out all the numbers to make sure they work out but it does give you an idea of who is here.

The first keynote speaker was Laurie Halse Anderson (best selling children’s book author).  She talked about how the readers of our books are the most important of all readers of all (children).  She stressed the importance staying a child because “Growing up is a whole lot of Horse Shit”. And finally, she stated how important it is to sit around a campfire at least once in your life.

The next keynote speaker was Jon Scieszka (Children’s book author). His topic was Subversion, but his talk quickly headed in a different direction.  I couldn’t keep up with him as he told stories of growing up with his brothers.  But I do know that Jon and his brothers broke the youngest brother’s clavicle several times in his life.  Poor kid!

Laurent Linn (Dir. for Simon and Schusters  Books for Young Readers), always a conference favorite, gave nuts- and- bolts talk about how a book gets made from dummy to printing.  Laurent talking style is a mix of charm and no-nonsense and I find him one of the most informative of all the speakers. This talk was extremely good for people new to this business.

Finally, the last event of the night for me was the Illustrator Social.  It’s great to visit everyone but it gets so loud in the room that a bunch of us went to the hotel lobby to talk.  This hotel’s lobby is one of the best for socializing.  It’s filled with various groups of writers and illustrators experiencing the friendship and comradely that seems to come easily to people in the world of children’s books.

I know this isn’t the greatest of reports, but I’m tired now and don’t care.  So there!

 

Good Night!

 

Watercolor Paintings

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I have some of my original watercolors  currently on sale in my Etsy store.  When I did these images I was heavily influenced by Tim Burton and Lane Smith, who illustrated The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales.   Looking at my watercolor artwork makes me almost want to pick up my brushes again!