Today I’d like to highlight the blog by artist/writer Don Tate. Don’s blog is about the process of creating art, both for the books he illustrates (his own and those written by others), the art he does for his day job at the newspaper, and his recent journey into the world of writing for children. When I read Don’s blog I always get the sense that this is what it is really like to be a working creative person in the world of children’s publishing today.

A couple of my favorite posts are This Isn’t as Easy as it Looks where he talks about an art project that didn’t go as well as he had hoped (complete with illustrations) and Wearing My Writer’s Cap in which he shares about the long, long journey to publication his first picture book which will published next fall by Lee and Low. If you want to know how long, you’ll have to read the post for yourself.

Tell Don I said hello when you stop by.