Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm extremely grateful to Ginger Nielson for tagging me for theMeet My Character Blog Tour and my illustrations on her blog " GingerPixels" Ginger is a wonderful friend and fantastic children's illustrator! this is her illustrator below

Ginger and I have been online illustrator friends for years and I'm honored to consider her a friend, and to be inspired by her wonderful work and her diligence in creating characters and books that delight children and grown-ups!

And now, it is my turn to tell you about a character in a picture book I have written and am in the process of illustrating:
The first question on the blog tour is: 
What is the name of your character?  The name of my main character is Aunt Meg, and she is actually my twin sister shown above.

When and where is the story set? The story is set in the present, in Maine, and around the United States.

What should we know about ? You should know that the story is based partially on my twin sister Meg, and some wonderful handmade items she creates with much love, thought and time, only to have them blow away on a blustery day. 
What messes up her life? The wind picks up and begins to create chaos out of Aunt Meg's wonderful creations all around the United States, creating fun and confusion wherever they land. Aunt Meg needs to decide how to handle the result of the wind blowing her work hither and yon.

 What is the personal goal of your character? Aunt Meg's main goal is to create these items to bring joy to each person she gives them to. Her goal is met, but not the way she expects.

You can see more of my work on my website at www.amycullingsmoreno.com
and now....

I have the pleasure of passing the Meet My Character Blog Tour to  an amazing children's book illustrator. I will post more tomorrow so that you can follow the blog tour and see the work of this illustrator.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Welcome Spring! It's been way too long since I've posted on my blog. I will attempt to begin again.
Now that the snow seems to be leaving..for good, I have more energy for blogging.
I have also updated my website at www.amycullingsmoreno.com

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kindle possible giveaway

Kindle is offering a possible giveway if you follow these directions. Who knows..it may be worth it. I'm going to try. It's on my wishlist, although I was trying to decide if as a children's illustrator it would be a better idea to get a color nook, but I'm leaning toward the Kindle.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Once again trying to catch up on the blog. It's been so busy lately, with another move planned, and lots of art to do. I just wanted to at least show up here and send a greeting to anyone who reads Cachibachis. May you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Catching up During the Holidays

I've been working on so many different online projects that I haven't visited my blog lately. It seems I use twitter and facebook much more often lately.
I'm at @illustratr4kids on twitter for anyone interested in tweeting together.
I also have a facebook page for my children's illustration biz, for anyone interested: facebook illustration page

Here's hoping you all have a peaceful day, even in the midst of the scurrying and craziness that can come at this time of year. Take a deep breath, find a quiet place to calm your nerves and regroup..then get back to the energetic creative activity and live life fully. That's what I'm planning on doing. <3

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PiBoIdMo begins tomorrow!

Check out Tara Lazar's blog, where she gives out the info for the second annual Picture Book Idea Month..complete with prizes, daily inspirational messages and feedback on the ideas that win by three literary agents.
It promises to be an inspiring month. The challenge is to come up with a picture book concept a day..whether it's a title, character, plot idea or anything picture book related.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Children's illustrations for USDA..a video of the illustrations

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Children's illustrations for USDA

This is a video I made of some of the illustrations I created for a large USDA educational project for preschool children.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


is Julie Fortenberry's informative blog about....you guessed it....children's illustration.
Take some time to read her posts and see the lovely art by a variety of children's illustrators.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
Check out the National Novel Writing Month program for Young writers. The NaNoWriMo is closing in on us in a few days...so get ready to write!

Keith Robinson, Writer of Young Adult and Children's Fiction

Keith Robinson, Writer of Young Adult and Children's Fiction

In my recent decision to begin to work on self-publishing my own children's books, and other work, I have been researching the field and the different publishing options. I just read an email with information about Keith Robinson.
Keith has had tremendous success at self-publishing in recent times. Check out his blog for information on his books and how he has achieved this success. Keith Robinson, is also the owner of www.enidblyton.net, a website dedicated to Brititsh children's writer, the late Enid Blyton, who was author to almost 800 children's books.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sal and Pen � Being Drawn in

Sal and Pen � Being Drawn in
Take a look at some of the wonderful illustrations here....