Illustrating your Own Story! Becoming an AuthorArtist - Part 6 with Maya Gonzalez
If you’ve been reading my posts about Becoming an AuthorArtist over these last 6 months, you’ve been hearing…
Play, play, quantum physics, play...play, play, play, play, play
And rumor has it that some of you have played! So you may already know what I’m about to talk about! You may have learned firsthand, you may even know without knowing you know, the power of play. Play is a profound teacher. She can teach you as deep as a canyon and leave you without a word to explain the experience.
So here are some words about the power of play.
And that this relentless power that wants to unleash and undo and free everything unites us
(in case you need “proof” of how important it is to play…here’s an article for you!)
Maya Gonzalez is largely self-taught. She has illustrated over 20 award-winning multicultural children’s books and written 3 with, not an end in sight! Her latest book, Call Me Tree, set to come out this year with Lee&Low Books, is her most recent labor of love! Her fine art has shown internationally and appears in numerous books about the contemporary Chicano Art Movement including on the cover of Living Chicana Theory and Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education considered to be "the Bible of Chicano/a art." Ridiculously creative, she’s probably making art as you read this or thinking about making art if she’s driving a car or using the stove. And one of her ultimate passions is inspiring others to create books, because she believes that creating children's books has the potential to be one of the most radical things you can do!
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