I absolutely love six word memoirs.
::sigh:: They just don’t make them like Mr. Rogers anymore. He’s needed now more than ever.
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)
Oh. Sobbing. Okay.
Yep, actually crying. Can’t even blame it on hormones.
Marvel Dragon Universe#2: Nampeyo and Captain America. Nampeyo, whose name means “snake girl,” is of the Hopi breed and tribe. When she was a young dragon, filled with wanderlust and traveling alone, she met and befriended a young Steve Rogers. The two shared a deep and abiding love of their native land, and when Steve volunteered for the secret Supersoldier program, Nampeyo decided that she’d best stick around to look after him. When the transformed Steve joined the Americans fighting Hitler in Europe as Captain America, Nampeyo accompanied him - and mourned when he was presumed lost in the Arctic.
Grieving, Nampeyo returned to her ancestral home in the desert Southwest, where she devoted herself to the study of Native American lore and language in solitude. Decades later, when word reached her that the friend of her youth had in fact survived his icy tomb in a state of suspended animation, Nampeyo flew straight to New York City for a joyful reunion. It was largely her devoted friendship and care that helped this “man out of time” regain his footing in a world so familiar and yet so alien. After all, who better than a dragon, whose natural lifespan would encompass far greater lengths of time than half a century, to help a human understand and accept generations of change as merely part of a natural life?
Now older and wiser, Nampeyo is Captain America’s most abiding and direct tie to his youth and to an age long past, and a stalwart ally in his battle against evil.
Thanks for the inspiration, Izzy and T-Rex Sue! :)
Nessie Soars! Last weekend at this time, I was in New York City at the 2014 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. Wow. Talk about inspiration overload. Almost 24 hours of advice, roundtables, workshops, meet-and-greets, networking, autographing, and general reveling in the world of picture books, chapter books, and YA novels. My kinda fun. I’m not an illustrator - I’ve said that before; I haven’t had any professional art instruction since grade 6, and can’t draw the same figure twice if you paid me to. This, however, was inspired by the illustrators at the convention who CAN. (The Golden Kite is the yearly SCBWI award -and the newsletter is called The Kite.) Did this on my iPad when the mood hit, and by the end of the weekend, it was done.
See what I get for growing up? I miss moments like this on Sesame Street. :)
This beetle looks a bit like someone painted a Minion, facing backwards, on its shell…
by Ajaja - tried to link to the artist, but the site I found this on, Rebloggy, wouldn’t let me get any info without allowing IT access to my accounts. Ugh. Anyhoo, love this!
Hulk #1 Variant
But I thought BB was a brunette? ::shrug:: Awesome anyway. LOVE the Happy Hulk!!!!
Anyone else wonder why Natasha talks like the Natasha in the old Bullwinkle cartoons in Matt Fraction’s HAWKEYE, but speaks perfectly normal, colloquial English everywhere else in the Marvel Universe? To whit, in issue 15 (just out. Buy it buy it buy it!):
"I know quite well your brother Barton, Barton."
“This is just hat.”
Let It Go - Frozen - Alex Boyé (Africanized Tribal Cover) Ft. One Voice Children’s Choir
The soloist girl tries to sound too “grown-up.” She’s all swoopy and should just keep it simple. But wow does she have a strong voice!
OH. I am FLOORED. I am SO playing this for my students tomorrow,
Another storm?! Has the new forecast changed your weekend plans?
EveryCorgi I see makes me miss my Riley… But I wouldn’t give up a glimpse. :)
Lalala… Posting the covers I did again because I think they look super cool with the titles on them are everything :D
Really excited to get my own copies!
Love. This. Artist!