Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 26th


Saturday morning I took Sage to a Young Author's Conference. It was really pretty cool. They had a chance to write and share their own book with a small group of kids their age. Then there was a children's book author/illustrator there doing a little presentation. Mostly he was doing some marketing for his books, and he spent some time teaching the kids how to do simple illustrations. Then they had a little seminar (that is what the picture is) in which an art teacher taught them how to illustrate a book using flat objects (ripped paper, pictures from magazines, etc) to make a collage. It was really neat, and kind of opened the doors for them to use creativity in making books, instead of just following the basic, write the words, draw a picture - which is great too. It was great for Sage because she tends to be a rule-follower, and I always see a light go on for her when somebody shows her that it's ok to think outside "the box" and be creative. She had a good time, and we followed it with lunch at Panera. It was a great little mommy-Sage time, which doesn't happen often enough.


  1. I did the YOC with I was a kid.
    Glad you had a good day.

  2. that looks like a such a fun time!
    and how nice for you to be one-on-one with Sage. :)

  3. sounds awesome jeannine! way to provide creative outlets for your kiddos.

  4. Sage looks so old in this picture! I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! Soon I will be reading a book written by her! :)