Monthly Archives: June 2018

July ’18: Canada Day–Beavers and Flags

It’s not quite July, but I’m getting this up a little early, as Canada Day falls on a Sunday this year. Like the blue beaver for the fete nationale, I like to do a red beaver for Canada day. Below is this year’s sketch, along with some past ones. Some of those must have been done over a decade ago. My style has changed (some) and I hope I’m better! So, Happy Canada Day/Bonne fete du Canada, y’all!

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(c) Paula J. Becker

June ’18: La Fete nationale du Quebec–Beavers and Flags

It’s holiday time in Canada and there are two that are celebrated on back-to-back weekends–St. Jean Baptiste Day & Canada Day. In Quebec, the former is a provincial holiday, also called La Fete nationale du Quebec. Over the years, I’ve had fun doing quick spot illustrations of a beaver carrying a flag, usually one for each holiday, and this year, I decided to do a fresh one, too! I also included some past examples. Bonne fete!

June 18: “Allison Is an Astronaut”

I had a load of fun working on this spread for the July 2018 issue of High Five magazine! This poem, “Allison Is an Astronaut”  by Barbara L. Scanian was such fun to create a scene for! Since I’ve been taking up star gazing again, I enjoyed recreating a solar system mobile, books about stars and planets, sketches that “Allison” drew, and that fun star background.  I’ve been using a bit of collage in my illustrations  again, seen on the floor and the star background. And besides the poem, this is a puzzle, too. Look for the letter “A” hidden throughout the illustration.

Such fun! It was great to work with Kelley Cunningham Lanuto on this! Thanks again, Kelley!

(c) Highlights/High Five magazine

June 18: “Cat Chat

This is a recent puzzle project for OwlKids’ magazine, Chirp! Very fun and I loved drawing the cats!

 

(c) OwlKids