Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 28 of the Golden Coffee Cup: Live and Live

Hey, folks, things are winding down. You need to post how you did with your goals to be eligible for the "real" coffee award. Click the Golden Coffee Cup link for more info.

Today's high five is artistic paintbrush to the palette on from children's illustration legend, Wanda Gag.

This talented creator of Millions of Cats, Wanda is one the first modern children's book illustrators. She has an inspiring story and had to overcome some real stuff. Wanda was 14 when her father passed away. She had to step up and be the family's bread-winner. She took writing and illustrating jobs to support her family. She helped her six sibling through school and finished school herself. Wanda was one tenacious, hard-working gal. She produced books for her entire life.

Let's move on with our work with some of that Wanda tenacity today.

Here is Wanda's motto. Perhaps you should have a motto, too.

My Own Motto—Draw to Live and Live to Draw. Wanda Gag (Age 17)

Last of all, think about attending the Seattle Kid-Lit Drink Night (I'm pretty sure that Douglas Adams would have been all in for an event like this)...

"Did you do Molly Blaisdell’s Golden Coffee Cup Challenge? NANOWRIMO? Did you make any kind of writing and/or illustrating goal in November?

If you hit the jackpot…if you plodded along…even if you didn’t take a single step…come to celebrate and hang out with your peers at our own Kidlit Drink Night! November 30th at Broadway Grill in Seattle (on Broadway in Capitol Hill, across from the QFC – 328-7000) at 5:30pm. Cash bar. Molly will be giving out the Golden Coffee Cup awards (Don't worry if you're from out of town, you don't have to be present to win.)"

Street parking is available, or you can park at QFC for a small parking fee (or get your ticket validated by making a purchase).

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