Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy First Blogoversary to:

Illustration by Melanie Linden Chan

Melanie Linden Chan, illustrator and writer for children, blogs about her journey to becoming a children's book illustrator. Whether you're interested in children's book illustration, the illustration and artistic process, or kids' books in general, It's a Hoot is well worth following. 

Melanie is one of my former students at RISD, and having worked with her, I simply cannot wait to see where this journey takes her! 

 Illustration by Melanie Linden Chan

Friday, January 14, 2011

Musical Interlude: Elegy for Dunkirk

Since it's a little while since we had some music for writing...

One of my favorite pieces of music, from one of my favorite soundtracks, from one of the most incredibly shot scenes in one of my favorite movies, based on one of my favorite books, Atonement by Ian McEwan.

Elegy for Dunkirk composed by Dario Marianelli, one of my favorite composers. Makes me remember my grandfathers, Harry and Frank, and moves me every single time.