Monday, January 8, 2007

Introductions


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. . .

4 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Sherry, I've said it before and I'll say it again....Slyvan must be so pleased with you. Your artwork is so appealing. The colors, the kids, and even each animal you create is delightful.

You have a lot of energy and I know that you will accomplish each and every goal you set for yourself.

Julia Kelly said...

My....quite a long list of books you have there! And two more on the way!
Loved about the glue- can close my eyes and think about how that glue smelled!! Dont remember eating it!

Amy C. Moreno said...

I love that image Sherry, as all of them..so much joy, spontaniety and obvious understanding and connection with kids. You're on your way to a stellar career as a children's illustrator (and writer!!)and it's clear to see why!

Sherry Rogers said...

It is such an honor to be included in a blog with all of you! Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. I feel truly blessed!