I am an illustrator and author of a couple dozen children's picture books. I feel very lucky to have this wonderful job. Part of what I love the most about it is having the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for creativity and imagination with children when I visit schools and libraries around the country. In conjunction with programs I present about my books, I often conduct workshops for kids where they can make their own collages, books, and other creative artwork. This blog will hopefully give me a chance to share some ideas with a wider audience. Many aren't brand new---just a reminder that sometimes the best ideas are simple and easy and allow a child to enjoy the process even more than the product. So---get out your glue sticks, scrap box, recycled materials, and scissors and try some of these ideas with the kids you love. Have fun!