News from Yvonne
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.