Monday, June 23, 2008

Drawings from the kids!

A wonderful package from Tracy Cundiff and her kindergarten class! The kids illustrated their favorite part of my book, The Penguins' Perfect Picnic:


I enjoyed each and every drawing and this is definitely one of the best things about being a children's illustrator! Here are a few of them:

Check out the awesome snowflakes stacked up there on the bottom! Love it.

One of the things I noticed is that the kids' drawings are so incredibly BOLD! Even in the writing too! They might not know how to spell something but that doesn't stop them. So inspiring.
AND to top things off, Tracy sent over a cute chickie kitchen towel! Thank you so much, Tracy. To receive drawings from my readers is priceless. Hugs to you and your class!

19 comments:

ellencrimitrent said...

that is the best!!!! I love how kids get inspired from your illustration. While I was making collages for my show I would show my boys and then they wanted to make their own, and they came out great. I was such a proud mama!

Alina Chau said...

these are so cute and pretty!

Tracy said...

Awwww, thank you, Jannie! :) I'm so glad that you enjoyed our hard work! I was impressed with their work, too. They improved so much over one school year! It's unreal...it is a rewarding job to be a Kindergarten teacher. :) Again, thanks for your inspiration and continuing to visit my blog and make supportive comments!

Tracy said...

Oh, one more thing I wanted to tell you! One of my kiddoes would crack me up because I would tell them your name was Jannie but online you used the name Chickengirl. He said, "Wow! A girl that's a chicken!" LOL I had to laugh and explain you weren't a REAL chicken! :) The things little ones say!

Chickengirl said...

LOL! Tracy, you never know. I might actually be a real chicken just pecking away at the keyboard :-)

There must be so many great and funny things you hear the kiddies say :-)

J. E. Morris said...

That's awesome! I love those penguins. Getting a package like that must have really made your day.

Gina Perry said...

Oh, that's so sweet. What a wonderful gift to receive. Their drawings are wonderful - I love that someone's favorite part were their shirts!

Candace Trew Camling said...

that would be the ultimate for me...you are so awesome! those were so fun yo look at, and just adorable!

kim said...

What a wonderful tribute to an awesome artist!

zime said...

This is so amazing Jan!!! WOW you are so lucky!! Good for you!!
(^v^)

crystal driedger said...

Oh so great! It's so rewarding to inspire children to draw and it's great that a teacher did this project and then sent you the artwork afterwards. I think it's beautiful when teachers talk not only about the author of books but also the illustrator, which was rare in my school growing up at least. The art is beautiful!... :)

andi butler said...

oh jannie, child art is the best!! how faboo for you, and how nice!!

a : )

sketched out said...

Oooooh, what could be more rewarding than that?! Nothing, that's what!

Keep up the good work!

Zari said...

wow...these drawings are so sweet...very inspiring too!

I can imagine how glad you feel with such a precious gift, this is so rewarding and encouraging!

Sherry Rogers said...

This is so fun! Kids are just wonderful. I once got a similar package from a 1st grade class. . .I still have drawings and it's been 4 years!

There is nothing better than getting wonderfully positive feed back from your audience!

Congratulations!

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a wonderful surprise to open in the mail! How utterly charming and sweet!!! That is such a great keepsake she has given you and so flattering to have the children highlight their favorite items in your lovely book.
Thanks for sharing this, truly delightful.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful post Jannie..so cool to see children draw after being inspired by your work...what a blessing....

Oiyi said...

That is adorable and sweet.

Bob said...

These drawings are wonderful! To see hundreds more amazing kids drawings go to www.kidcartoonists.com