Inspiration: Children’s Books

My kid loves books. LOVES them. He learned the sign for “more” when he realized it would make us read him the same book over and over again. He uses that sign a lot, and it can get pretty tedious. But every once in a while we come across a really great children’s book that I’m excited to read over and over. I found a few recently that have inspired me so much, I just had to share:

A Gardener's Alphabet

A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian has the most gorgeous woodcut prints. Not only has it inspired me to try more woodcut printing, I’m just dying to start a garden.

Anansi the Spider

Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott has such exciting pattern and color, it has me dreaming of new ways to use shapes, angles and color.

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland is so much fun. She has illustrated Julia’s life and even a few recipes in her super fun, quirky style. I’m ready to illustrate more of my own recipes now.