Hey Julia this is fun!
Here are my answers!
Who are you?
My name is Sherry L Rogers and I am a wife, a mother of two wonderful children, and an illustrator for the children’s lit market. I have illustrated one board book titled Counting Little Geckos, published in June 2005. I have also illustrated two picture books. One titled If You Were A Parrot Published August 2006 and Burro’s Tortillas due out June 2007! I am also an aspiring children’s author. And soon I will be signing soon to illustrate my third picture book, and fourth children’s book, which will be announced at a later date.
What did you spend most of your time as a kid doing?
I spent a lot of time drawing, coloring in coloring books, painting with watercolor paints. Cutting designs and objects out of colored construction paper and gluing them together to make pictures. I loved glitter and sequins and applied them to every surface I was allowed. I loved that thick white paste with that yellow stick in it. Some kids actually ate the stuff! Fingers worked better for spreading the glue that the stick did.
I painted a lot of paint by numbers too! I cutout and played with paper dolls. . .I suppose that dates me. . .hmm. . . My sister, friends and I also put on plays for the kids in the neighborhood and actually charged! I played a lot of board games with my sister and brother.
Learned to sew and got my own machine at 8, and have sewed up a storm ever since.
Were your artistic pursuits encouraged?
Well gosh after writing the stuff above I guess so. I am not sure I was ever encouraged to pursue it as a career, but my Mom always kept us supplied with materials to create. She loved to create too and still does. She makes her own cards!.
"I know I have made it when..."
When my parents don’t have to worry about money!
"A good day is...
Spending time socializing, playing games or watching movies with family and/or friends. Working in my yard and hanging out with my dogs! Spending time at Borders Bookstore. Sending e-mail to my Picture Bookie Friends!!! Sketching, drawing and painting!
What is the Next "Thing" you want to accomplish with your illustrating?
Well I want my style to be faster. . .maybe change. And make more dynamic and exciting art! I want to be able to do many books in one year!
What'cha working on?
I am working on two books I have written. One has a dummy, but want to start from scratch on the drawings. . .maybe. we’ll see. The other I am doing character sketches on and re-working the text.
And last but not least, the sketch for this months challenge! Which is coming out totally different than I had thought it would.
Waiting to hear from Sylvan what my next book will be. . .