A Beginning Reader for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been practicing creating picture books. I’m an artist, but I haven’t done illustrations before. My first effort went live just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s called “A Pot of Gold” and it’s for the earliest readers.

Most early readers are created in-house, so publishers and agents aren’t interested in them. Kids love them, though, and there aren’t many St. Patrick’s Day books, so I decided to do the illustrations and post it to Kindle.

I learned so much in the process. I am now a master of the pen tool in Photoshop. I’ve also learned how to use Perspective Warp and Object Select.

I found out what the formats mean on Kindle and discovered free Google Fonts.

If you have a young reader in your house, take a look at “A Pot of Gold.”

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12 | New Technology Poem | WritersDigest.com

Today’s prompt on the PAD blog is about technological innovation. This is kind of spooky, because while eating breakfast, my husband and I watched a documentary about Howard Hughes, who, like Henry Ford, changed the entire world with his inventions. Before something can be created, someone must realize that it is needed. November is a great month for ideas. What can you come up with? Read today’s works on the the blog (link below) and then add your own. Nothing is too outrageous. I wrote three! Couldn’t help myself. One of them is here below the link.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12 | New Technology Poem | WritersDigest.com.

 

Education

 

The teacher monitors

each twenty minutes

the students spend

on scheduled lessons,

each designed to build

on the last and all moving

at different speeds

like cars on a long highway

headed for the same

destination, and then the

machines shut off

and the students

have a discussion

about what it means

to be human in a world

where there is so much

to learn and so much

to love.

copyright Linda Armstrong, 11/12/2012. All rights reserved.