Monday, October 20, 2014

MEET MY CHARACTER BLOG TOUR ~

Good morning, Good Afternoon and Good evening wherever you happen to be:









A BIG thank you to Patricia Keeler who tagged me for this blog tour. I know Patricia from our association CBIG-NYC or the Children's Book Illustrator Group based in New York City. Although we have never met, I feel an artistic bond with this talented artist.  Her paintings depict the most delightful aspects of all children.  You can see more of her  work on Patricia Keeler's Blog  andher Website, I LIKE BOOKS With PICTURES


This time it is my turn to tell you about a character in a picture book I am creating.   

What is the name of your character?
Lenny is a very lonely, but hungry dragon. It has been given an enchanted cookie by a little man with a rather wicked sense of humor. That little man loves to play tricks on the forest creatures.

When and where is the story set?
The story opens in the  forest but soon moves to a castle kitchen just as Catherine, the  cook, and her helpers, Trevor and Amelia are preparing a huge birthday dinner for the Queen.

What should we know about Lenny?
 Lenny is an especially lonely and hungry dragon, but the favorite food of this particular dragon has unexpectedly become something other than what you would expect.  Even the dragon doesn’t understand why its tastes are so particular.  Fine china, crystal goblets and the Queen's favorite Golden Bowl seem too tempting to resist. (I would suggest that the forest trickster has something to do with this.)

What messes up its life?
 After gobbling up most of the china in the kitchen including the Queen’s favorite Golden Bowl, the dragon is chased throughout the castle by all the staff with swords, daggers and brooms.   It can’t get away unless it makes its way into the deep caves below the castle. Hiding and hungry the dragon is lonely, afraid, and in danger.

 What is the personal goal of your character?
 This poor dragon desperately wants to be free of the caves, return to a normal life of eating what it really wants, and find one or two true friends.

But what about that Golden Bowl?


You can see more of my work on my website and once there you can find my books, and more about how I work.

and now....

I have the pleasure of passing the Meet My Character Blog Tour to  two amazing children's book illustrators: Look for their introduction to their characters next Monday, Oct. 27.

 Christine Mix Blog  and Christine Mix Website

It was just after Christine Mix graduated from the University of South Florida in 1988, with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Mass Communications, that she painted her first children’s illustration in watercolor, titled Spike & Wordo’s Magical Wish. Hence, Spike the Dragon was born and Christine realized she had found her niche in art and her future.

Her children's illustrations can be found in Stories for Children Magazine, Back- to- School- Issue, 2012, in SCBWI’s Bulletin in 2005, 2009, 2010 and so far, one children’s book, Write Out of the Oven! by Josephine M. Waltz & Illustrated by Christine Mix, published by Teacher Ideas Press / Greenwood Publishing, 2005. As a children’s author, Christine has one non-fiction short true story, Standing Up, that was published, in Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul Character-Building Stories to Read with Kids, Ages 5-8, May 2007.
Christine is currently working on her second PB story & dummy, featuring Spike the Dragon and some ghoulish friends.





I have the pleasure of also passing this task to Amy Cullings Moreno.  This will introduce Amy Cullings Moreno's Blog...And you can find her website and portfolio here.


I have been creating children’s illustrations and art since I was a child. I have always enjoyed reading, writing and books, and creating art. The combination of these passions led me to study commercial illustration in Boston at Butera School of Art, where I specialized in children’s illustration.
I enjoy creating images that inspire and uplift, as well as sharing my faith in a Good God, and hopefully allowing that faith to shine through my art. 
My husband and I live in Northern Virginia, and we have three wonderful grown children who have been much of the inspiration for my children’s illustrations.
I am currently studying oil painting again, and finding great joy in it. I hope to add more of this style to my newer illustration work.


6 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

Thanks to Christine Mix and Amy Cullings Moreno for keeping the blog tour going.
If you are visiting here today, leave a comment for any of us, and maybe give us a link to your website or blog as well.

Alison Lyne said...

I "liked" how Lenny looked, even before I read about his story. He's got that adorable "look" , just like Gunther. And I really like the texture. Keep those characters coming!

Ginger*:) said...

Thank you, Alison, I hope the character continues to do what I have decided he needs to do.

Amy C. Moreno said...

Thank you Ginger, for adding me! I love all your characters and can't wait to see what happens with Lenny!
Your story sounds fantastic and fun! I know it will be a big hit!

kopiluwak nya said...

http://tasya.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
anne4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
jeannet4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
ruth4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
anne5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1

kopiluwak nya said...

http://tasya.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth1.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth2.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jeannet3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://anne3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya3.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
anne4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
jeannet4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://brenda4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
ruth4.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://tasya5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://caca5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
anne5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://jelita5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1
http://ruth5.marinirseo.web.id/?p=1