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Swirling Red

     I created this illustration for a recent SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) contest. I did not win, but I had so much fun creating Red that I had to share her with you.
    SCBWI provided an excerpt from Little Red Riding Hood. We could pick any part of the excerpt to illustrate. I picked this:
     Once upon a time there was a little girl who was so sweet and kind that everyone loved her. Her grandmother, who loved her more than anyone else, gave her a little cape made of red velvet, which suited her so well that she wanted to wear it all the time. Because of that everyone took to calling her Little Red Riding Hood.
     My grannie used to make dresses for me all the time when I was a little girl. The first thing I did in those pretty dresses and their layers of crinoline was twirl around and around. Just like Red Riding Hood!
      I used a light watercolor wash for the background. Everything else is paper! I attached each and every strand of paper-hair and every little stone in the path by hand. I am especially proud of Red's patent leather shoes that I created by brushing a heavy glaze over part of her paper-shoes.
      And, if you look very closely, you will see the wolf.
     Thanks so much for allowing me to have a little of your time today. Hope your day is sunny and bright.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


Writer's Conference

Just got home from a fabulous writer's conference in Arlington, TX. It was sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I learned so much and got a great critique on a manuscript I had submitted to one of the editors attending. I have two agents willing to look at my material. I am really excited to be getting one step closer to publication. I'll let you guys know when I know anything. Thanks for indulging me for a moment. Check out if you are interested in joining our regional group.