Welcome to Noni’s Picture Book Studio Page! Starting on October 28, for just $1.35, you can download, print and have some creative fun! I’ve put together several collections that include word searches, coloring pages, finish-the-picture drawings, bookmarks, book plates and even some small poster designs that encourage reading and creativity. For your convenience, you can purchase them right from this page. Looking for one of my books? You’ll find them in my Books and Goods Shop. Scroll down for today’s free download, and our Featured Artist!
Places I See Faces
This is a recent post from my blog that is worth sharing, if you have children or grandchildren: it’s a great activity to promote imagination and have some laughs with your child. Look at something with texture or pattern (examples follow.) The human brain is programmed to “find” other humans, and recognize faces even when they are not people! See if you can find faces hidden within the patterns, textures, and objects around your home. Then try to draw the face you see. (To make this easier, you can take a photo of the area, print out two copies, and trace the face you see right on the image.)
I found this old guy in some tree bark:
And this friendly ghost was just smiling at me from my cinnamon bun! Or maybe he was trying to scare me? Either way, once you start finding faces, you’ll see them in your peanut butter, in the swirls of yarn in your carpeting, in the shadows on fresh fallen snow. Idea: keep a Faces Journal. If you are an aspiring cartoonist, it’s a great way to develop new characters.
So, before you eat that bowl of spaghetti, find out who’s hiding in the noodles!
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This creative drawing was a birthday card from my granddaughter to her Grandfather. It illustrates the four things he loves most: Noni (that’s me), Ainslie (that’s her) a tray of fudge, and hunting rabbits. She really knows her Grandfather!