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My wonderful client and friend @saltyrootsny has a pop-up of amazing planters this weekend in north fork. Yay, Tara!! @saltyrootsny
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SALTY ROOTS POP UP!! This weekend @whiteflowerfarmhouse illustrations by @alisonoliverdesign

The Farm Series paintings, now available on my site, pure-sugar.com/paintings
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@picturebookny
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Be Bold, Baby!  From Alison Oliver, the author/illustrator of *Sun*, here are four vibrant board books featuring Michelle Obama, Oprah, and recently released Sonia Sotomayor, and J. K. Rowling.  These books introduce our young ones to these inspiring figures and celebrate their best qualities, but ultimately remind our kids that the most important thing is to be themselves.  Thank you @alisonoliverdesign for these beautiful books! Link in profile to get your own copies

Elusive cat tongue

The Farm Series of paintings is now available on my site, pure-sugar.com/paintings
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Prints from Be Bold, Baby: Sonia Sotomayor are up in my shop (pure-sugar.com)! _________

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Prints from Be Bold, Baby: JK Rowling are up in my shop (pure-sugar.com)! _________

@hmhkids

Gracias @librotecaelgatodecheshire!

More from The Bear’s Garden proofs

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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Zombie flamingo—look out!

RIP

Art inspired by SUN by @craftycreativeclub — very 🦊-y!

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I got proofs! Can’t wait for Spring 2020!

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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I am so happy to announce that LUNA is now out in Spanish! Gracias @cocobooks_ ! 
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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Two new Be Bold, Baby books are out today: Sonia Sotomayor and JK Rowling! I made each woman a custom pattern with their own iconography—you can see them up in my stories. _________

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I just loved her so much. And her apartment. And her scarf. RIP

Upcoming project. 
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A yete?

SUN — spotted with Fox in the wild.  @hmhkids ️🦊
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Copies of the best two Be Bold Baby books have arrived—JK Rowling and Sonia Sotomayor.  Available on September 3! .
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@coritaartcenter 
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For the anniversary of the Watts Rebellion, we take an in depth look at Corita's "my people."
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Corita Kent, "my people," 1965, serigraph, 23 x 35 inches  2019 The Corita Art Center, The Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent at @beyondthestreetsart

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SUN is out now! (sequel to MOON) Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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A beautiful post by @enchantedlion 
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“Hello Reader, ️
Though we’ve never met, we already have a lot in common. We’re both human beings, which may seem obvious—but our shared humanity is hard for most people to keep in mind. Because you read, and because you are reading this right now, you know more about me than almost anyone else I’ve come across today... In Manhattan, you are alone even when you’re surrounded. I am sure you know what I mean. .
Did anyone I met today take the time to see me? ...If they’re readers like you and me, than they’re used to searching for connections with strangers. They’re easy to find when you make a practice of opening a good book and opening your mind to another person. We readers do that. We welcome the thoughts and feelings of someone else right into our brains, and we find ourselves in what resonates. We see that everyone is part of the human condition, even and especially us. .
Reading is for the brave among us. It teaches us how to love people we don’t know and will probably never meet. It teaches us that we too deserve that same sort of love. That faith is, in fact, the work of being a fully realized person. So thanks for reading and please don’t ever stop.”  Open-hearted words by Thomas Page McBee ( @thomaspagemcbee ) for A Velocity of Being: Letters to Young Readers. Sensitive, lovely illustration by Mandana Sadat 
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Starting this week with a wide open heart to embrace not only attitudes of tolerance, but chances at deeper connection with the people around us- our community. Here’s to searching for bits of ourselves in others, to keeping an openness to the gifts that outrospection can bring, and to the ways that empathy can be used to heal and to restore.🕊 Felt moved by a stranger on the street or in a store lately? Tell us about them below. ❣️
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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader. Edited by Maria Popova ( @brainpicker ) and Claudia Bedrick. ️

Oh, hi Dawn. Did Sebastian Brecht say you can have that?

Thank you @picturebookny for this beautiful post! 
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Sun by Alison Oliver is a vibrantly illustrated book about a boy who is great at sports, but feels most fulfilled and connected with the world when he also uses his imagination and creates.  This book celebrates the inspiration we can find in nature and discarded items, and reminds us that boys don't have to be just one thing.  Link in profile for more...

If only this guy had a nightly show...I’d watch it every night. (photo: @billclarkphotos)

@thechildrensbookpodcast with @get_repost
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I love the way making and creativity and imagination are on display throughout SUN, Alison Oliver’s newest picture book. The free-flowing, smooth, energetic, colorful lines light up my brain. What does creativity look like to you?

@bedtime.stories.forevermore with @get_repost
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Congrats @wrightedawn!! You won!  ️🏻
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WIN BOTH OF THESE SIGNED ALISON OLIVER PICTURE BOOKS!! I couldn’t leave those of you who can’t attend my storytime  hanging! Alison and @hmhbooks have so graciously given me another set of books AND wall art (more photos to come later) to give to one lucky winner. Both of these books proclaim the message that setting time aside for creativity, exploration and slowing down ignite the soul—a message all of us can benefit from. ️  .
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1. Follow @bedtime.stories.forevermore and @alisonoliverdesign .
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2. Tell me how you rejuvenate and feel refueled! Do you read? Take a bath? Hang out with a friend? Get crafty? .
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3. Show some love to my last three posts by liking them and/or commenting on them. .
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Happy 50th, NASA!  .
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Here is my found object art made last summer with @farmaxwell, I call it “Man with Dog”. Flip to see my friend, Fontaine, who inspired the book Sun. ️🦊
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by @bedtime.stories.forevermore and @hmhkids of Moon and Sun! Details below...

@bedtime.stories.forevermore with @get_repost
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WIN BOTH OF THESE SIGNED ALISON OLIVER PICTURE BOOKS!! I couldn’t leave those of you who can’t attend my storytime  hanging! Alison and @hmhbooks have so graciously given me another set of books AND wall art (more photos to come later) to give to one lucky winner. Both of these books proclaim the message that setting time aside for creativity, exploration and slowing down ignite the soul—a message all of us can benefit from. ️  .
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1. Follow @bedtime.stories.forevermore and @alisonoliverdesign .
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2. Tell me how you rejuvenate and feel refueled! Do you read? Take a bath? Hang out with a friend? Get crafty? .
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3. Show some love to my last three posts by liking them and/or commenting on them. .
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Thank you to @ladybrink for sharing this masterpiece made by an adorable artist collective out on a camp adventure. Just like SUN, they used found objects to make something magical. Share and tag your found object art with (I will post one of my own too!) And check my stories to see how the magic got even more magical for these artists later that day...  .
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Oh, hi Dawn. Watcha reading? Is that “Heroes” by Doug Meyer?

SUN was spotted at Strand in NYC ️🦊  @hmhkids .
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Available for pre-order now! Be Bold Baby: Sonia Sotomayor and JK Rowling are out in September. _________

Happy Pride!

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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Happy 90th Birthday, Milton Glaser!

SUN was spotted at @lastbookstorela by @hopegillerman (more in stories).  @hmhkids .
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Not usually home to see the afternoon light in my apartment so I took a photo of my fave things: portraits by @sharonyagreen | silkscreen by @breadandbutterpuppets | pillows made with the amazing textiles of @batabasta thanks to @madateliermadatelier

SUN is out today! Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Central Park

Congratulations to my friend Doogie Horner on his novel that releases today. Nice cover! (Art by Adams Carvalho)