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Super Simple Sumi-e wins another Gold Medal!

February 28, 2014

Super Simple Sumi-e won another gold medal last fall in the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book awards!  These awards highlight excellence in family-friendly books – which in this case is in the Arts category.  This medal is in addition to a Gold Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards and a Silver from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.  And along with another gold medal I had the chance to teach sumi-e in a variety of settings in Minnesota during the fall and this very cold winter.  Two highlights stand out – the first was teaching at a Conference for Young Artists in Marshall, MN which drew inspired kids from all over the southwestern part of the state.  And then this winter I had a chance to teach sumi-e to adopted Chinese children and their parents to celebrate Chinese New Year – the year of the horse – sponsored by the the Families with Children from Asia.  And also a first for me – getting to demonstrate super simple sumi-e and later teach a class for Wet Paint Art in St Paul, MN!  Here are some photos from that event.

Practicing with vanishing image paper
Practicing with vanishing image paper
An enthusiastic audience
An enthusiastic audience
Having fun!
Having fun!

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Yvonne Palka of Minneapolis, Minn., is an award-winning author and artist.

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