Sylvie’s Surreal Sleepscape

Sylvie Greendale . end pages

1st illustration for Storyteller Academy class, “Creating Atmosphere”, with Illustrator, Isabella Kung.

This is a surreal sleepscape for all the Sylvie Greendale book end pages. The night scene (inspired by Marc Chagall’s blue paintings) would be the same for each book, but the DREAM DOODLES would change, depicting jumbled info Sylvie learned that day which her subconscious is processing while asleep.

Storyteller Academy . The Assignment

The Assignment, Step 1 Create a List of Themes

The Assignment _✍🏻
Jim Averbeck’s class unlocked my creativity!
I am already running with this idea on the theme,
“a grilled cheese sandwich”
🥪 On Monday, January 11th, 2021, a mother offers her 7yr old/2nd grade son 2 choices for lunch: a peanut butter & jelly or a grilled cheese sandwich .
NOTE : this child has unbounded energy + an unlimited capacity for distraction. The story will follow his train of thoughts & one sided conversation on anything and everything but answering his mother’s question. (This child may or may not be loosely based on my own son. 😂)
On the last page, he will select his choice of sandwich and his mother, who has been frozen in time, all that time, will have calculated that he has done this 126 days since the school year had started, and they will likely repeat this scenario 3,881 more days until he enlists in The US NAVY and leaves home for Boot Camp!