Monday, October 31, 2011

Art Workshop #22

This time our theme will be Christmas!

November 10 - December 15, 2011
After School Art for Children (K - 5th)
Waikoloa Elementary School
5 weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:15 - 3:15 pm (K - 2nd)
3:20 - 4:20 pm (3rd-5th)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beautiful Oops!

Over the years, I have collected soooo many picture books (which occupy one whole side of walls of my studio-garage), not only because I am a children's book illustrator, but because I simply love them! They make me happy, they make me wonder, they remind me how it was like to be a small person (child), and they allow me to be me. So, when I discover the interesting book it became my treasure. I recently stumble upon one such book! When I watched the video on amazon, I instantly fell in love with it (including its catching title) and ordered it right away.

  A spill. A smear.
  A smudge. A tear.

  When you think you have made a mistake,
  Think of it as an opportunity to make
  Something BEAUTIFUL!
  (quote from back cover)

I read it to my 17-year-old with overjoy, but I don't think she had any clue why her mother was so excited.  Anyway, children in my art room (age 5 to 10) will definitely enjoy this book I will read this in the first day of my next workshop, to make my point about "there is no mistake in your artwork, you can make any oops beautiful"!

Friday, October 28, 2011


My name is Yuko Green. I am a children's book illustrator/writer living in Hawaii. Since 1989, I have created more than fifty children's books and activity books, designed and illustrated various products with Hawaiian theme. I love to create art with an array of colors, patterns and textures, and to make things with my hands - just as children do!  And yes, I am also a children's art teacher. Please visit my website for viewing my books and children's art galleries.

Besides updating what I am doing in my illustration, my blog is dedicated to share, explore, inform and be inspired with anything about art and books for kids! Thank you for visiting my blog.

yuko :)