Seeing Carin Berger’s
Box of Art Supplies Makes Me Happy

h1 January 29th, 2015 by jules

In-progress image and final spread: “‘I wish it was spring right now,’
Maurice told Mama. ‘Waiting is hard,’ she said. ‘Right now it is time to sleep.'”

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Last week, I chatted over at Kirkus (here) with author-illustrator Carin Berger about her new picture book, Finding Spring (Greenwillow, January 2015). Today, as always, I’m following up with some in-progress images from Carin, as well as a few spreads from the book. Those are below.

BUT she also visited 7-Imp over a year ago, while working on this book, to talk about it in detail waaaay before its publication. If you like Finding Spring and like Carin’s art and her books, I highly encourage you to check it out, if you haven’t seen it already. Lucky for us all, it is an art-filled post. It is here.

And I thank Carin for sending the additional images below. Enjoy.

Two more in-progress images
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“Back in the den, Maurice snuggled happily against Mama.
He slept and slept and slept.”

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“And at last, there it was. Maurice had finally found S P R I N G!”
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FINDING SPRING. Copyright © 2015 by Carin Berger. Published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, New York. All images here are reproduced by permission of Carin Berger.

6 comments to “Seeing Carin Berger’s
Box of Art Supplies Makes Me Happy”

  1. So gorgeous and so much fun.

  2. Enchanting!

  3. OH. WOW. I’m torn. Do I want to collect boxes of stuff to make my own box of art supplies, or do I just want to take a class and learn how to do this? Or just watch Carin Berger?

    I just need that page full of Spring…

  4. SWOOON! just gorgeous

  5. This is really a lovely post! So inspiring!

  6. looks beautiful! I will be sure to pick it up

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