Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My New book!

You know how it is when you have a secret you are just bursting to tell someone?? Well I wanted to give you a 'sneak peek' at one of the new books I have been illustrating titled "The ABC's of Yoga for Kids" by author Teresa Anne Power. Teresa is a yoga instructor as well as the author. Teresa's yoga expertise combined with my ballet background has been the perfect formula in bringing this fun and instructional book to life through the illustrations of children demonstrating the poses. Teresa and the book shepherd - Brookes Nohlgren - have been so wonderful to work with. It really makes the project so much more fun when you work with people who are positive and understand each other's vision and have respect for the kind of time and work that goes into children's book illustrations. There will be close to 60 illustrations in all!

Teresa has allowed me to give you a little peek at the book. I was going to post only one illustration, but I feel these 3 are a pretty good representation of the book so far. As the holidays approach, I will add to my blog a link for pre-ordering the book. Remember this illustration that was selected by Teresa for the "book cover"?

So here are a few of the poses:

The "X"

The "Frog"

The "Dolphin"

I am so excited!! Okay...back to work!


Sherry Rogers said...

Oh Kate they are soooo wonderful! Just adorable. It's no wonder you are so excited to show them! Congratulations!

Kristi Valiant said...

Nice work, Kate! The knee jutting forward in the frog pose looks like a difficult perspective to get right, and you've got it right. Well done.

Ginger*:)* said...

These are wonderful, Kate. I am so glad you were able to share them here. I love the softness and the colors. You have a gentle touch but you always get the message across. I love the Dolphin pose...off to try that one myself. I find it really relieves stress!

Kate said...

Thanks everyone! And Sherry, I love the new banner!! You ROCK! : )

Bron Smith said...

What a wonderful creative way to teach kids yoga. It has been a great benefit to my wife.