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Dandelion WatercolorThat’s right, it’s story time once again, this time at my hometown Barnes & Noble in Yonkers, NY on May 31st at 1pm. I’ll ‘perform’ my book, THE DANDELION’S TALE, along with my dandelions (aka, my daughters). We have some real fun interactive activities for everyone who attends, prizes and maybe even some fresh baked cookies. At the very least, there will be store bought cookies. 🙂

Even the dandelions are excited!

Rob Dunlavey is the incredily talented artist who crafted the illustrations for The Dandelion’s Tale. I thought you’d find it fascinating to see how his creative process worked when coming up with the illustrations. So cool to see the concepts grow (kinda like a dandelion)!

Whenever I look at Rob Dunlavey‘s work, I want to sit down with a big pile of crayons, paint, and paper, and get my hands really dirty, because he makes it look just that easy and playful. I am, therefore, delighted that he’s making the move into children’s books. I hope he stays a long while.

THE DIRT ON: Rob Dunlavey

Hometown: I grew up outside of Chicago on a small farm. My father was an engineer and my mother was a singer. They had eight children and wanted to live off the land.

Now lives in: I moved to the Boston suburbs in 1985 after graduate school in Los Angeles.

Years in the business: Approximately twenty-five years

Tools of the trade: mixed media of all sorts. Very immediate and lo-tech followed often by some digital heavy lifting as required.

Biggest influences: There are…

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