Illustrators & Highlights Hidden Picture

As promised, here are a couple more photos from the Guardian Angel Publishing events last weekend.

These two pictures show illustrators, Jack Foster and Eugene Ruble, in action.
Jack is demonstrating his drawing techniques for the eager audience. He’s showing them how he developed the characters in Donna Shepherd‘s POODLE AND DOODLE picture book.
Eugene is creating on-the-spot cartoon portraits of lucky kids. Eugene captured each child’s likeness in a flash. And what fun the kids had posing and then seeing themselves come to life in pencil.

All this was happening at the St. Louis Children’s Illustrated Art Museum last Friday.

While we’re on the subject of art, why not pull up this month’s Highlights Magazine Hidden Picture and challenge yourself to see how many objects you can find. Maybe you’ll want to try your own hand at a little illustration as well.

Have fun!

Congratulation to Kim Chatel, RAINBOW SHEEP Author

Kim Chatel, author of RAINBOW SHEEP from Guardian Angel Publishing, has just been asked to create some of her wonderful fiber art illustrations for Colin Thompson‘s new book for the Save the Children Foundation. Mr. Thompson discovered Kim’s illustrations at the Children’s Illustrated Art Museum in St. Louis.

Kim is the book trailer creator for all my Guardian Angel books, so you can see some of her handiwork on my website: Kitty Kerplunking, Doggie Day Camp, Hamster Holidays, and Gifts from God. And for a sneak peek at Kim’s RAINBOW SHEEP, visit this month’s edition of Guardian Angel Kids, an online interactive ezine for kids.
Congratulations, Kim!


I attended the grand opening yesterday of the CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED ART MUSEUM in St. Louis. The Museum features artwork from children’s books and magazines. All of the Guardian Angel Publishing works are represented there.

I’ve included a few pictures, so you can get a feel for the place. Much more is to come with additional art works, children’s & teacher programs, workshops and book signings.
Plus, here’s a link to an interview with me in the St. Louis Suburban Journal.

Children’s Illustrated Art Museum and iKids

Exciting News

A new Children’s Illustrated Art Museum opened right here in St. Louis, Missouri this past weekend.
And it features Guardian Angel Publishing artists. Click on the link to see some photos.
More excitement for GAP–
Lynda Burch, publisher of GAP, recently released the company’s first picture book to iKids Play for iPhone applications.
Maybe We Are Flamingoes by Safari Sue Thurman and illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier is now available for use through Apple iTunes. Kids can color, paint, and read along with the story using the touch screen technology. This new application provides an alternative to gaming for children. The users can also order print copies of the book through their iPhones.
More GAP books will be launched soon for iPhones and iPods in the iKids Read and iKids Story
Wow! Even more opportunities for children to explore the world of words and art.