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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When I wrote my last post, I had just leftLondon for Seattle. I am over my jet-lag now and my cultural re-entry is underway. It is great to reconnect with friends and family on the same continent, but I DO … Continue reading →
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead I collect images of books in art. And, just as philosopher Alfred North Whitehead noted, I love to find … Continue reading →
My sister just came home from her two-week vacation in London. She had what sounds like a glorious time while there – went to the British Museum, the Tate, the Courtauld Gallery, the Old Bailey, the British Library, searched for … Continue reading →
The floweristas convene in a big workroom at the back of Orcas Center on the morning of the concert. Fresh from their gardens, they bring magenta hollyhocks, bright blue hydrangeas, fat white roses, squiggly branches and phlox. The workroom buzzes … Continue reading →
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 →