Creativity while travelling

August 28, 2012By Alice Ratterree

The Petite Painting Project travelled last week. For seven days I was out of my usual creative space with two small children in tow. It was almost next to impossible, but I did it. The posting slowed, but I kept coming back to the paper each day and here’s what I learned. If I don’t … Read More

Petite Painting Project

August 10, 2012By Alice Ratterree

The prevailing lesson I walked away from the conference was ths: I must spend less time on more drawings. I have been agonizing over individual pieces, trying o make them p.e.r.f.e.c.t. when I just need to keep my hand moving daily in a forward direction. The portfolio pieces will arise out of this daily exercise. … Read More

SCBWI magic

August 3, 2012By Alice Ratterree

So this is the SCBWI National conference. Just so you get the picture. I get off the plane, head for the super shuttle and who is sitting next to me? Deborah Underwood, author of The Quiet Book. This sweet, gentle comforting book that has soothed me in the evenings as much as (or maybe more … Read More

SCBWI Conference time!

August 3, 2012By Alice Ratterree

Acres of time yesterday in the air and on the runway (hooray for meeting up serendipitously¬†with Melinda Beavers en route at the airport in Albuquerque) – and some minor scrambling landing a room for an extra night – grateful for Debbie Ohi and Bonnie Adamson who kept me company while I was working through that! … Read More