Saturday, February 6, 2016

NAACP Image Awards 2016

Stack of books at Malcolm X Elementary, courtesy An Open Book Foundation, Washington D.C.

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Published by Albert Whitman & Company
I'm humbled and honored our Gordon Parks children's book won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literary Work!  Heartfelt thanks to the NAACP and members for this wonderful distinction and for bringing attention to Gordon Parks' inspiring story.  It's been such an incredible journey sharing Gordon Parks' story,  I never expected this opportunity, so grateful!  Thanks everyone for your support!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

We'll take a cup of kindness yet!♪  Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2016!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An Open Book Foundation

We recently had the opportunity to share Gordon Parks' story with third and fourth graders at two schools in Washington D.C, made possible by An Open Book Foundation. I'll never forget this amazing experience! 

Signed copies of our book were given to third and fourth graders at two schools in Washington D.C. thanks to An Open Book Foundation.

Carole reading our book to Mrs. Grahm's third grade class, Malcom X Elementary, Washington D.C.

Q & A "How much money do you make as an illustrator?"  : )

Impromptu drawing demo with the kids!

More drawing! I had gotten a request to add a dog bone to the picture. : ) 

Copes of Gordon Parks being handed out by our event's very generous sponsors. 

D.C. Hopscotch

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Support Teachers

Make a statement and show some love for the teachers that have inspired you and helped you to shine. I designed this a few years back while watching the coverage of striking teachers in Wisconsin and Chicago. I wanted to create something positive that spoke to the dedicated teachers I knew growing up. T-shirts, coffee mugs, and more with the design are now available in time for Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, at Cafepress and Society6. A portion of each purchase will go to art education at the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) in memory of my mom Connie Christoph, an elementary school art teacher of 30 years. She taught from a motorized wheel chair when ALS took her ability to stand and continued to make art with her students the last months of her life. Please share your own inspiring teacher stories. Thanks!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy 126th Charlie Chaplin!

To say I idolized Charlie Chaplin growing up doesn't quite capture the feeling, I wanted to be Charlie Chaplin! Happy Birthday old friend-

Friday, February 13, 2015

Communication Arts 2015

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, by Carole Boston Weatherford

Just received great news! I am a competition winner in the 2015 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. My favorite spread from our new children’s book about Gordon Parks will appear in the magazines’ March/April issue. Happy and so appreciative for the great exposure!