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Love the illustrations, especially the pig in the garden and the map. Maps always set me off on dreams of other places and times.
I too love children’s picture books. I’ve not read any in a while – it’s just a little hard to convince yourself to when your kids are teens. You know, maybe that’s why I started selling children’s books. Don’t tell anyone, but I read them all myself!
And, yes, I agree, the computer can be important for creative pursuits. My daughter is quite the expert at illustrating using Photoshop – this new generation will take technology use to levels we probably can’t even imagine.
We just need to keep the balance – indoor time and time in nature.
the Grass Stain Guru @balmeras does it again! read her chat with author/Illustrator Jennifer Thermes http://a2a.me/dsk
I love the map! It is simply beautiful!
I agree with the idea of letting kids be a little bored. There is so much imagination in those little heads just waiting to be let out. In addition to leaving art materials out, I say let them be bored outside–they’ll find all sorts of creative pursuits.
I wrote a post about Andrew Goldsworthy-like art (http://www.yourwildchild.com/blog1.php/2008/10/01/create-andrew-goldsworthy-like-art **Sorry for the plug, but it is so fun, I had to tell you about it!). We love stacking rocks, arranging sticks and creating all sorts of outdoor sculptures.
Love this interview! I enjoy reading about the person behind the beautiful artwork and lovely words.
WONDERFUL! RT @jenthermes I’ve been interviewed by the lovely @balmeras over at The Grass Stain Guru. http://tinyurl.com/lr3dbu Fun stuff!
For the night shift: Great interview on kids, creativity & #play w/ author/illustrator @jenthermes http://bit.ly/Q7Qq4 Today @ TGSG!
Our @balmeras shares a…great interview on kids, creativity & #play w/ author/illustrator @jenthermes http://bit.ly/Q7Qq4
Thanks, Jennifer and Bethe, for sharing a little inside look at a creative life!
RT from this AM (is that allowed?!) I’ve been interviewed by the lovely @balmeras over at The Grass Stain Guru. http://tinyurl.com/lr3dbu
Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments! Alison– well said about the maps allowing you to dream of other places & times– that’s exactly what it feels like when I’m working on them. And Melynda– the outdoor sculptures are a great idea… will have to try some. This has been fun.
Thanks for stopping by, Jen! Your interview and artwork really inspired people. Thanks for sharing with us here at TGSG!
@balmeras @jenthermes Good morning… #playoutdoors Nice Interview: http://bit.ly/Q7Qq4 @ The Grass Stain Guru
So pleasantly inspired by Jennifer’s artwork and interview. Recently observed a group children in the park with easels and paints. That warmed my heart as does this interview. Bethe, thanks for sharing Jennifer with us!
RT @balmeras: Great interview on kids, creativity & #play w/ @jenthermes http://bit.ly/Q7Qq4 Today @ The Grass Stain Guru!
RT @balmeras Great interview on kids, creativity & #play w/ author/illustrator @jenthermes http://bit.ly/Q7Qq4 Today @ The Grass Stain Guru!
Our Jennifer is quite a find! Happy to share her and her pig, of course!
Thank you again, Bethe and everyone, for all the nice-ness!
The Grass Stain Guru interviews the whimsical Jennifer Thermes about her wonderful art: http://ow.ly/hQa8
RT @jenthermes Children’s illustrator interviewed by the lovely @balmeras over at The Grass Stain Guru. http://tinyurl.com/lr3dbu
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