I'm so excited to be on the faculty for this year's SCBWI Fall Craft Weekend. Just a year ago I attended for the first time and it helped change my career! Thanks Cathy and Karen!
Work-in-Progress on Marigold's not-so-humble abode. Pencil drawing over a light watercolor wash. More watercolor and acrylic will be added for the finish.
Baking is for the Birds. This is one way that I write. It's valuable to have different approaches to making a story. If I get stuck at the keyboard I switch to the drawing board. If I get stuck at the drawing board... well you get the idea.
Sometimes I accidentally draw an emotion or gesture that I could never describe, and sometimes writing words frees me up to describe ideas, emotions and scenes that challenge my ability to draw and paint.
It seemed like it happened fast.
Once I set my mind to breaking into the world of children's literature obstacles fell rather rapidly. The most important lessons that I learned, without a doubt, are the following...
Be polite. Stay humble. Work hard. View your work honestly, and listen to the advice that is given to you by those who have been doing it longer. Special thanks to my agent Lori Kilkelly and all of those who helped me so far on this journey.
There's a little less than a week until SCBWI NYC, and I'm in full portfolio prep mode. I must say that I am getting a little ambitious as this is my first time at the show. I'm looking forward to meeting some old friends and new friends, and showing some work.
What’s better than drawing with your boy?
Cant wait to see their little faces.
I work while they play, or is it the opposite?
Progress on Spirit Specific. Please join us in remembering Lorena and celebrating art this Saturday.
Visual Art Room Clean Up @ ORNG Ink