February's Inspirational Quote

"One Hour at a Time"
~ Laurie Wallmark.

Dear Laurie,
You might not recall saying this and perhaps I won't remember the specifics but you are our inspiration for the rest of February and maybe even March.

You and I were on the phone and talking about how hard it is to write a novel and as usual I was whining and feeling sorry for my long-a$$ journey. And you told me about how you were working and how busy you were so you wrote your novel one hour at a time. Astounded I said, "You wrote your novel one hour at a time?" And you said, "Yup." And I thought, "Wow... ... ..."

Often times we think we need - or I think I need - huge chunks of time set aside so I can write. Do you do that too? What if we gave ourselves one hour of each day? If it turns into two, well then fine, but if not, at least you still had your One Hour at a Time. So that is the motto of the month, thanks to ours truly, Laurie Wallmark.

We love you, Laurie!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book Illustration Course by Lena Shiffman

Noted children's book illustrator, Lena Shiffman, is offering a course on Book Illustration at the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster beginning March 24th. The course consists of 6 classes to be held every Wednesday at 1 - 3:30 pm.
The course is geared for all level students and will cover many aspects of book illustration from storyboards and sketching through to finished illustration, working with deadlines, etc. Don't miss this terrific opportunity to learn with one of New Jersey's most talented illustrators!
But hurry and register - classes will be beginning soon!
Check out Somerset Art Association's pdf for full details, (scroll down to Wednesday Adult Classes), or you can call them at (908) 234-2345.