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June 2, 2017

Children’s life experiences are only yet beginning, therefore they still lack emotional control and practice to deal with issues they are newly being presented with. Books can bring an understanding of the world and answer questions that frequently hovers a child’s min...

May 30, 2017

Unlike many people think - or may believe to remember - , childhood is not always a picturesque time in our lives. For some people who can remember, childhood means a memory of dark loneliness and painful living. Classmates can be malicious, teachers can be cruel, and...

May 29, 2017

Many people think of childhood as an idyllic time of your life, but actually being a child is not easy and sometimes very frustrating. Authors like Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak, and Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) made clear in their stories that this is a rather wrong a...

May 20, 2017

Jeanette Winterson once wrote what was to her the main difference between writing for children and for adults: "Writing a kids' book was no easier than adult fiction, or less demanding, or simpler to invent. The only difference I could find was that there has to be an...

April 22, 2017

In his book, The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim analyses fairy tales in terms of Freudian psychoanalysis and he defends that fairy tales help children solve existential problems such separation anxiety, oedipal conflict, and sibling rivalries. Children are not y...

April 3, 2017

"I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them. But they answered: frightened? Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?"

The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The "hat" was actually meant to be a boa constrictor dige...

March 28, 2017

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story, you never quite know where they'll take you.

Beatrix Potter

Unless you remember what is it like to be a child you have no business writing for children.

J.K. Rowling

I don't draw from life at all, but I...

March 9, 2017

When I was a child, I often thought that I could understand things better than anyone, sometimes even than adults. I didn't need detailed explanations and I did not like to be talked down to. I remember asking things and not being given a precise answer. Phrases like "...

March 1, 2017


 

For you to draw something well you have to understand what you are drawing.

If you want to give it volume, depth or even texture you have to know the proportions and the anatomy of what you are drawing. 

Many people struggle to draw animals, especially mammal...

February 21, 2017

The term Naïf is used to describe a few characteristics of one particular kind of art. But the most important one here and the reason why I took it for my title is: a sense of childlike simplicity and frankness. I then added a character of cleverness of having a story...

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