Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
Kids and parents will get an inside look behind the making of Desert Dwellers Flash Cards, with slides about what the process entailed - from concepts to paintings to the finished animal flash cards. Artist, Julie Rustad, will also be signing copies and handing out giveaways, at Booths #464 and #313.
Julie Rustad's agenda at Tucson Festival of Books is as follows:
Saturday March 15th
10:30 am – 11 am: Desert Dwellers Trivia in Julie Originals Booth #464
12 pm - 1pm: Signing Desert Dwellers Flash Cards in the Local First Arizona Booth #313
3 pm – 3:30 pm: Inside look at creating the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards in Julie Originals Booth #464
Sunday March 16th
9:30 am -11:30 am: Signing Flash Cards in the Author Pavilion, Children's Area
3 pm – 3:45 pm: Coloring with artist Julie Rustad in Julie originals Booth #464
'Desert Dwellers: Southwest Animals from A-Z', a set of colorful flash cards with facts and stories about desert critters, encourage early reading whilst offering a southwestern twist on traditional alphabet books.
Julie developed them while her son Syver was a toddler. They feature Julie’s original paintings of southwest critters, from Anna's Hummingbird through to the Zebra-Tailed Lizard.
Now the award-winning flash cards, priced at $20 each (with shipping), are sold in 18 stores around Arizona. Julie, who also runs her own graphic design firm, 24-7 Creative Solutions, uses the flash cards in schools and preschools in Tucson to promote reading.
“These flash cards were born out of a love of reading, and that’s why I’m excited to be part of this year’s Tucson Festival of Books. Even though I make my living through computers and new technology, I love for my family to just get back to basics, like reading a good book or making art – something that doesn’t require batteries!” said Julie.
About Desert Dwellers Flash Cards