The 12 Days of Christmas Giving


The Twelve Days of Christmas Giving

Thank you Over The Mountain Journal readers and Mom’s Group for stopping in.

Cozy up by the fire for a live reading by my daughter of The 12 Days of Christmas Giving.

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE READING- see Video and click play

This reading is in the original version.

The book has been changed into a Southern Scribblings Coloring Edition

with the story re-written as “The Twelve Days Before Christmas” so you and your family can enjoy the meaning of giving in the days leading up to our favorite day, Christmas Eve, where we enjoy the meaning of the spirit if CHRISTmas.

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Allison

Creative A Day


I recently attended the SCBWI Conference (Southern Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s).

One of the most inspiring workshops was on illustration by Kevin Lewis with Disney/ Hyperion. He was so energetic. He loves his job. He works with illustrators all day every day to bring ideas to life.
After the workshop I found myself intrigued with the idea of illustration. The portfolios were incredible, all by artists in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.


  

Shortly after the conference, I ran across a request for an illustrator in the Birmingham area. I have illustrated two books of my own and done a number of covers for the Alabama State Bureau of Tourism and Travel Calendars and individual projects, but never an illustration job for hire.
I share these as a sample of how I have stretched all I know about illustration into something that became nothing short of an out of body experience. If you know my style, it is loose and colorful.
I have a number of others for this project, but out of respect for the author I will wait until he publishes to reveal the others, as well as a cover design.
I will say, being creative does not just mean declaring, “Hey I paint!”
STRETCH yourself! Maybe your talent is hiding in a project to create a six foot gourmet gingerbread house with dripping icing in multi colors as your medium!  Maybe it is in trimming hedges to look like rudolph or santa, or carving ice sculptures!
I am blessed that we live in a world where the entrepreneur is still able to “make a living without a job”.
That is a book I bought back in the 1980’s right out of college. I was laughed at for reading it.
Where is that person now? He is doing more than one thing himself, after years of sticking to his “one thing” he told me I should find.
Artists are not made to stay inside a box. And sometimes, that box might just lead you down the street to a river. Yes, I am way out there, but you creative folks get the point!
May 2013 be your year of creativity!
Blessings!
Allison Adams