The best laid plans of mice and men….gobbled up by my new addiction to PINTEREST. Yes, I know the bad stuff BUT it’s the double whammy for me: an unending plethora of visual images and my prehistoric hunting/gathering nature kicking in big time. Who doesn't need fifty-one pin boards ranging from cupcakes to Lincoln? I have been inspired. I now know how to revive sharpie markers, make flowers out of marshmallows AND I have at least a year’s worth of u-tube videos to watch. The biggest plus is I finally have a shadowy idea of what I hope will be the direction of this blog! (whoo, whoo) I’m bringing together three of my favorite things: children’s books, art education and expanding my illustration muscles by trying new things. I’m calling it “ARTillus”….combining my love of art, art education and children's illustration. I plan to post a beautiful/inspiring children’s picture book, an art activity for children based on the media, theme, or style of the book and an illustration of my own in a similar vein. I hope you are as inspired, as much as I am, by children's picture books.