Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meet the Artist #2

As part of the hoopla around our first-ever public exhibition of illustrations by SCBWI WWA artists, Update will post a mini-profile of each,* in completely random order, between now and the exhibit's closure in early January. Read about 'em here, or check them ALL out online here, or go see their work in person at the Washington State Convention Center! You can even shake their hands on Dec. 12 at our Holiday Gathering! (More info and registration here.)


Elizabeth Blake

Why did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?Rabbit and Robot have been my favorite characters for many years. This is my favorite story about Green Bean the Rabbit and her friend Robot, zipping through space with their homemade jet packs.

What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
SCBWI has been my way of being connected with other children's book illustrators and writers. Otherwise we are all off in our own distant studios and writing spaces without the companionship and support of colleagues.

What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
I cannot locate my favorite book from childhood. It was a story about a woodcarver who made a duck decoy with a heart anchor attached by a string. When the decoy was in the lake, the heart string was snipped by a water creature, and he was very sad. If anyone knows the name of this book, I will be forever grateful.

Fun fact: Elizabeth  also works as a pediatric nurse practitioner and public health consultant, and as such has authored a series of 50-page booklets about children's health. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.

*excluding only those lazy bones or privacy freaks who don't answer our email questions, of course. We love them anyway.

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