Julie Paschkis’ new book looks fabulous. Here’s her story on how it came into being:
Just out: VIVID- Poems and Notes about Color.
The spark for this book came in April of 2015 when I listened to a Radio Lab show about color. I already thought about color all the time. What a pleasure it is to put one color next to another when I paint! But the podcast opened my eyes to the science of color. I painted this picture then.
Over the next 6-8 months I began writing poems about colors and squirreling away facts.When I had enough for a book I submitted with the manuscript with the sample illustration for RED. Laura Godwin at Henry Holt accepted it – hooray!
In the fall of 2016 I began to paint. But I had a bicycle accident and lost the use of my arm for 6 months. I was able to paint again in early 2017 and I struggled to find my way…
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