I've been doing lots of sketches and character studies lately. Here's one a kitty tangled-up in a ribbon. It's mostly inspired by my silly cat, Desi, whose had lots of fun playing with our Christmas ribbons these past few weeks!
(The front and back of my well-received fall postcard mailer that
my agent send out to children's book publishers)
Well, 2013 has been an incredible year for me. In February I started working at The Gift Wrap Company, designing amazing patterns and products like: wrapping paper, gift bags, journals, stickers, kids activities books and more. A real dream job. In 2013 I also became a part of Chris Tugeau's wonderful children's book art agency. This fall I was thrilled to get such a wonderful response to my postcard mailing to publishers and I am happy to announce that I am working on my first trade children's book! (more about it in the future). So many of my dreams have become a reality this year. I'm looking forward to what's next. Happy 2014 everyone!!!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We got our first big(ish) snow here last night. My daughter was so excited watching the big flakes come down. Really puts you in the holiday mood. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season.
Since I started working at The Gift Wrap Company earlier this year, I've gotten the opportunity to work on so many amazing projects. I am happy to see one of my first bag designs is now available at Cost Plus World Market. Looking forward to seeing more of my art and designs hit the shelves in 2014!
I'm so happy to see that the baby board book set I illustrated for Innovative Kids last year is now available! 'Little Ocean Books' consists of 10 chunky books inside a tower case. Each book is a short story about a different ocean creature.
It was such an enjoyable project to work on and I love the way it's packaged and printed on 98% recycled materials.