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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Coming up with ideas is the nub, the hub and the rub of what I do. But where do ideas come from? I don’t have a simpleanswer. But I do have ideas about ideas. Here are a few of them: … Continue reading →
When I wrote my last post for this blog, I had just moved out of our rented home in London. With most of our belongingsheaded to Seattle in a shipping container, my husband, daughter and I felt like tourists … Continue reading →
Why does Harry Potter battle spiders? And Wilbur, the pig, befriend one? Why does Odysseus sail the sea and that girl go down in the basement in every horror film? There are lots of reasons for these creative choices, but … Continue reading →
Just want to make sure you all know about (and have a chance to subscribe to) the site called ART OF THE PICTURE BOOK, which comes out online with interviews of wonderful picture book illustrators from all over the … Continue reading →
As my years as an author and illustrator fly by, I realize I have probably done writing workshops with well over 100,000 children. What a privilege. There have been many highs (like a little boy running down the hall after … Continue reading →
Oh, bicycles! Let usspeak of spokes. You could ride a bicycleto summerwithSaul Steinberg. Salute the finest form of transportation! Have some wheel fun ( a papercut I made in 2012). Bicycles are good for all species, as you can see … Continue reading →
This morning, a moving company loaded our London belongings into a shipping container. For the next month we will be traveling while our stuff makes it’s way to our home in Seattle. Since we decided to move back to Seattle … Continue reading →
Exactly a week ago, I got home from a three-week trip to Tanzania. I was there to research a book. It was an amazing experience. There’s a lot to say about Tanzania. But the part I want to talk about … Continue reading →
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 →