You can hear Zelinsky's recording for a website to aid the blind,
Art Education for the Blind:
New York Beyond Sight. This is an organization that offers introductions
to art and other experiences that may be out of reach to the sightless.
page, Paul describes one of his favorite landmarks in New
York City: the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. (A
photo taken on the Promenade already exists here on paulozelinsky.com,
but it is hard to find!)
Also recently posted is a
short video conversation between Paul and Nell Minow, a.k.a. Movie Mom,
whose movie reviews on behalf of parents with young children appeared
for a long time on Yahoo.com, and now appear at MovieMom.com.
This conversation is on a movie site because of the popular Scholastic
DVD featuring The Wheels
on the Bus.
little surprise struck Paul Zelinsky when he was trying out
an online game recently introduced by Google Image Search: the
Google Image Labeler. In this game,
a player is matched randomly with another participant somewhere in the
world; the two are shown the same image and have to supply words that
describe it, hoping for a match of words. In this way, Google Image
Search might improve its ability to find pictures from word searches.
As Paul was playing
this image appeared: a toddler on a potty chair, holding The Wheels
on the Bus. This is not unrelated to celebrity Al
Roker's mention of the same book. |
Artist's Magazine has
published a feature article about Paul O. Zelinsky. Written by Louise
B. Hafesh, the article covers
four spreads and features pictures from Swamp Angel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin,
as well as pictures taken during the creation of several books.
The article is in the November, 2007
issue of the magazine.|
to Artist is a beautiful new book in which 23 well-known children's
book illustrators talk about their art, addressed to a child audience.
Each artist's section includes a self-portrait made for the book.
Paul Zelinsky painted himself in Renaissance costume; this detail
is the mirror hanging on
the back wall of the room. You'll have to look in the book to see
the scene from the front, and different stages in its creation.
The book will benefit the Eric
Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
in Amherst, Massachusetts. All of the included artists have exhibited
there. It is a wonderful place to visit!
An Exquisite Corpse (not what you might think):
Corpse" is the name of a parlor game invented by French surrealist artists
in the 1920's.
||Run your cursor over any of these three sections
to see what that artist chose to draw as head, body, or legs.
|On a piece of paper divided in three, one person draws a head,
one a body, and one legs— without seeing the others' contributions!
||Click on any part
of the image to see all of the Exquisite
Corpses on Schwartz & Wade's website, and a fuller explanation of
|Anne Schwartz and Lee Wade, the publishers
of Toys Go Out, wanted to see what this game
would look like played by the illustrators of their books.
Click to see the full image, large.
Get at least three people together and try this game yourself!