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John Nez
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Author & Illustrator of more than 75 children's books
Author & Illustrator of more than 75 children's books

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Optimism is the antidote to anxiety...
Optimism is the antidote to anxiety... so why not smile? I'm afraid most of my social media posting has migrated to Instagram - it's just a lot easier to post things on Instagram than Blogger, which takes about 6 times as much clicking. So I've fallen a bit...
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Ah... wilderness! I heard the call of the wild... and I followed along - abandoning digital life and replacing it with more elemental things. Wild woods, ocean, fogs, campfires - the restorative elements of nature.
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John Nez - Pandas
John Nez - Pandas
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David Nez - a new scholarly book - Mysticism and Magic!
Congratulations to my older brother, David Nez for getting his scholarly book into print about Mysticism and Magic! I can't wait to see it - having read lots of the excerpts on the blog. It's with a UK publisher and has taken years and years of work to fina...
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Epic new sculpture arrives at the SAM
Yesterday I visited the amazing new John Grade 'Middletree' sculpture hanging in the lobby of the Seattle Art Museum.  This sculpture is EPIC! It’s historic, scientific, ecological, recyclable, societal and just plain gorgeous and soul redeeming. Bravo Seat...
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Libraries & Churches
I’ve been thinking a lot about how a library is so much like a church. They are both places people go as a refuge and silence. A quiet better place in a noisy world. They both offer consolations and hope for making a better world. The library and the church...
Libraries & Churches
Libraries & Churches
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Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays! My favorite holiday things are the tree, snow, twinkly lights in the dark and the day after Christmas, once all the pressure is off! Time to curl up with a good book. The spirit of the season starts with a tree for me - along with giving awa...
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
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The magic of bookmaking...
First I hatch the plot... and that happens without any drawing. I don't rush. Ideas can be very shy and need time to hide for days and days. Many, many plots are turned away and recast until finally the right one arrives... usually half by accident. The ide...
The magic of bookmaking...
The magic of bookmaking...
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John Nez - Playground
John Nez - Playground
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The owls were hooting and cats meowed...
With a creak the barn doors open wide. Scarecrow held up his lantern and cried This is our night of Jokes and Jitters! Tonight’s the night to pretend ourselves silly... Pigs can be pirates and hogs can be frilly! The washboard started thumping loud. The owl...
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