Thursday, October 30, 2008

Who's snoring now?

Who's snoring now? Just the blog, not us! In the past year, my daughter has added two children to our family. The first was adopted and is 11 months old. Her birth-parents are from Eastern Africa. The second related by birth is 2 months old. Someday she will have to ponder that her sister can have 2 sets of parents: adoptive and perfect birth parents, while she is stuck with the reality of only one set, who probably won't be perfect. :-/
Being adopted myself has given me some insight into the imagination of adopted children. When my daughter was born, she was the first biological relative I had ever seen. And she was even more perfect than my imagined birth-parents. Life is magical.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cleaning the cabin with Snow White

When cleaning their little cottage, one of the hard-working dwarfs points out his lazy companion, Sleepy, to Snow White.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who's the fairest in the land?

Not the Queen in Snow White, as she looks like she could use a spa vacation and some Buddhist philosophy.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bologna Children's Bookfair 2008...Wow!

This was an incredible (and sometimes edible) treat to meet people passionate about children's books from all corners of the world. It will take me some time to digest all that I learned there. (burp. excuse me!)
Illustrator's Cafe in the fair offered lectures by illustrators, publishers, award judges, and had a huge display of original artwork that was also published in the Bologna Annual, 2008 Illustrator's Catalog. The fair was housed in the Bologna Fiera in 4 huge buildings. It took days just to visit the exhibits. To summarize, I can only say, "WOW!" Where do I leave the gratuity for this feast with kindred spirits.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Praha stars

Praha stars is done in gouache and ink resist, copyright 2008, elizabeth blake.

Friday, February 15, 2008

"I think I'm Adopted" illustration

Celebrating the diversity of adoptive families. Link to children's shirts: