So much to be excited about in this announcement!
Beth Ferry‘s manuscript SWASHBY AND THE SEA is beyond beautiful, and I get to work with Kate O’Sullivan and the fine folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
I cannot wait to dive into this project!
I’m excited to share fantastic news to start off 2016!
I’m over the moon, thrilled, elated to share the news that Candlewick will be publishing my first book as an author-illustrator. My picture book, entitled ALMA, will be out Spring 2018.
The book was announced in Publishers Weekly on December 17, 2015. Being so close to the Holidays, I decided to leave this post for my first post of 2016. Needless to say that it has been a fantastic Fall and Winter thanks to ALMA, my super-agent Stefanie, and the editors who so kindly shared their time and expertise during the process of finding the home for my first picture book as an author illustrator.
I’m delighted to share that I’ll be working with Susan Kochan and Cecilia Yung once again on my next picture book! LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA by Susan Middleton Elya, will be coming from Penguin in 2017!
This series started with the idea of one post and ended up in a whole month and a half of planning, writing and thinking…. lots of thinking. It has brought life back to the blog, my FB page and Twitter. Stats… they went through the roof. From an average of 3 to 8 visits per day to 750 visitors the best day. That’s amazing! Yes, it’s not millions of visitors but it’s enough for my blog and me :)
Thanks to all of you who commented, shared, RTed, favorited and simply cheered me up. It meant a lot. Thanks to those of you who only read. You made the stats :)Read More...
Hello there! Welcome to the last post in The Craft of Portfolio Making Series.
But first, let’s recap. Over the past 2 weeks, we discussed “How to Put a Children’s Illustrator Portfolio Together” and compared a “Mentee Portfolio vs. Grand Prize Winner Portfolio”. Today we are mounting your work to your portfolio.
The Kolo albums have a custom, handmade feel that I love. The cloth-hinged pages fold over easily and lay completely flat. The woven covers are matte, their sheets are matte. There is nothing shiny or sparkly about these portfolios but your work once it is in them. For all images in this post, I have used the 8.5″x11″ Newport Album.Read More...
Hi again! The Craft of Portfolio Making – Post #2 is here!
Last week, we worked on putting together your brand new Physical Portfolio on the post “How to Put a Children’s Illustrator Portfolio Together”. Today, I will try to expand on what we briefly touched on Image Selection and Flow & Continuity on last week’s post while sharing my 2011 and 2012 Portfolios.Read More...
Give me 60 seconds. I know you have them. I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to during these last 12 months. Ready? Here we go:
1 One More Chair. Yes, we added a high chair to our dining room, a crib to the bedroom, a bouncer to my studio and a stroller to the trunk of the car. Miss Eva came to us on February 6. We are happy to report, we are in love (Photo by Mel Bosna of Lulliloo Photography).
Penelope Dullaghan has decided to leave Illustration Friday. It is sad to see her go but I’m excited to see what she does next! She created a fantastic community where so many of us illustrators started getting the courage to show work. I was one of them :)Read More...
Banner Health has launched a new program to get a Mobile Health Unit to schools. The “Banner Children’s Healthmobile” will travel throughout the Valley to provide primary care to underinsured and uninsured children.
The “Banner Children’s Healthmobile” is a licensed outpatient treatment center that will operate just like a mobile doctor’s office, offering children up to 21 years of age treatment for health problems, physicals for camp or sports, and routine annual check-ups.
Walk-ins are accepted at the mobile clinic, but reservations are preferred. To make a reservation, call 480-412-6344.
Children from across the Valley can visit the mobile clinic, which is a licensed outpatient treatment center, for concerns ranging from earaches to neurological conditions. A parent or guardian must be present.”
Our giveaway closed last Sunday at 8pm Arizona time and we announced the winner Monday. Who is he or she?! It was Miss Megumi Lemons. For those of you who didn’t win, you can order a copy by clicking the link below.Read More...