Tuesday, November 25, 2008
update, a new blog feature, Art Day and Thanksgiving balloons
I’m back, and it’s still Monday … somewhere. I’m not back to normal, but I’m eating food again, very bland food. I’ve lost 5 lbs. so far. It’s not a diet I would recommend to anyone. Exercise and watching what you eat would be a way better idea. Thanks for the get well comments!
Ask Sheila – Sheila has opinions on everything and she wants to share (sort-of like Dear Abby, but with a 5th grade zombie cheerleader giving the advice). Ask her any question by commenting on this post or emailing her: sheila (at) sruble (dot) com. Put “cheers!” in the subject line so that Sheila knows it’s not spam. She doesn’t like spam, but she does like Spam (tastes like brains).
Remember, Sheila is a zombie and she’s in fifth grade, so her advice might not be conventional. Also, opinions expressed by Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader do not necessarily reflect those of sruble, and she may have to add a comment or two if Sheila gets out of hand.
Art Day December Schedule:
12/1 – Illustrator Jennifer Morris
12/9 – Illustrator Christina Wald
12/15 – Illustrator Marilyn Scott
12/22 – arts and crafts – snowman picture
12/29 – spotlight – Quentin Blake
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons are one of the coolest things about the parade. Every year we go to see the balloons blown up the night before Thanksgiving. The balloons start out flat, like any other balloon, except that they are huge. Thousands of people crowd through the streets to see the balloons, and it’s hard to get pictures without getting run over, but I managed to get some pictures last year (DH guarded my back). Here are a few of my favorites:
Read more about the balloons:
Macy’s Behind The Scenes – Creating A Balloon
How Stuff Works - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Wikipedia)
Official Macy’s Parade Site
Author/illustrator Stephanie Ruble has been making art ever since she could hold a crayon, and making up stories since she learned to talk. She's currently working on new picture books, images for her portfolio, and drawing art for unusual holidays. Thanks for visiting! Picture Book: Ewe and Aye written by Candace Ryan, Illustrated by Stephanie Ruble - in bookstores now.