Words, Writers & West Seattle: Karen Robbins & Sally Marts

December 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Westwood Village Shopping Center
2600 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126

“Words, Writers & West Seattle” Presents Presents Children’s Books Author Karen Robbins & Illustrator, Sally Marts.

“Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing” – Sponsored by Southwest Seattle
Historical Society at Dec. 5th “First Friday” event

Karen S. Robbins and illustrator Sally Marts will demonstrate the combination of their talents in their presentation of “Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing” (Hide and Seek Press, 2013). Robbins is an award-winning author, teacher, and TV celebrity and Marts is a freelance designer/illustrator, both now living in Seattle. Children from across the country were found to do drawings for the book, following steps provided in the book and adding their own creative touches. The children’s photos were used inside the book alongside the diagrams which are said to be “simple enough for almost any age, even adults”. Robbins and Marts will discuss how the resulting creations can be turned into greeting cards, note cards, or even foam refrigerator magnets.

The public is invited to this FREE presentation on Friday, December 5th
from 5 pm to 7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

Robbins is a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and has been writing for 28 years, is a book and toy designer, poet, writer of picture books and novelty books with a U.S. patent. She has been an elementary school teacher, has written books for elementary teachers and over 50 magazine articles and appeared as “Miss Karen” on television’s Romper Room Show, is a lecturer/speaker, and a university instructor. She attended the University of Washington and holds a master of education degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Sally Marts began her career as an artist for a major department store, where she illustrated newspaper ads for many years. She discovered her joy creating for children while designing for a large toy company and has focused her career on the kid’s market since then. She has illustrated books, educational materials, posters, fabrics, and designed toys and packaging. Marts now works from her studio in Seattle.

Words, Writers & West Seattle’s next FIRST FRIDAY book talk is scheduled for January 2nd and will feature West Seattle author, Christine Brant and her book Red and Grey. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by calling Dora-Faye Hendricks, chair, “Words, Writers & West Seattle”, by phone at 206-280-9983, or by e-mail at: Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

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