Made an adorable lil ebook for little people! :) I really like making these little stories and uploading them to Amazon! I think of them as digital board books....
Click the image to be transferred to Amazon!
So I've finished a book I was working on for an author in New Orleans. Can't upload anything just yet, but the story line is a wonderful moral lesson in loving what you have and not wishing for what others have! Hopefully it will be picked up soon and I can advertise it!
Being a Children's Librarian is still amazing! I get to work with children and look at children's books all day long! I'm so blessed to have found my place in the work field while still being able to illustrate! I just hope I can find an agent soon so I can work toward that goal as well!
Postcards are in progress for sending out to publishers! I think this is a great way to make sure my name doesn't get lost with all the other submissions! I'm also setting up a second ebook to be published through Kindle Direct which will be available on Amazon.com!
On another note, I'm finding more time to work on a show I have going up in October! I can't post anything yet but I do put little glimpses on my Instagram! The paintings are the biggest I've ever attempted!
Hello Hello! So things have been dropping into place for me lately! I've been working myself crazy this semester with school (still getting my Masters), work (part time at the library and part time teaching at the college under an assistantship), and all my illustration book work! I have been working Saturdays at the library and Sundays doing local photography. Which means I have had ZERO days off. What has that done for me? Well, at first it was slowly eating away at me, but hard work doesn't go unnoticed! I am taking a break from school (just for one semester) and starting full time at the library as the new CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN!! This is a position I've made a goal in my life as part of my determination towards illustration! I know that it's hard to be a full time Children's book illustrator so what better steady income to have than becoming a Children's librarian??? I'll be around Children's books, children who read, and all the research I need to know what publishers want in an illustrator! I'm so happy (and honestly bewildered) that I'm already in the position I've been wanting after applying at the library as part time not even 3 months ago!
So rest assured! I'm still here, still drawing/ painting, and still trying to get my name out there as an illustrator! And there should be more to show for it once things start slowing down! (Mid December?) So wish me luck!!!
Here's a digital illustration I did in some free time on my Surface Pro tablet! I love being able
Hooray! I've got some new beginnings to share soon!!!! But for right now I'm still trying to build up enough energy to finish this semester!! Here's a quickie of a little brown bear trying to catch a fish!
Okay so I failed at my attempt at uploading digital illustrations! Boooooo!
But I did start a new part time job at the local library! And it's wonderful! I can honestly say that working around books (especially children's books!) is one of the best feelings in the world!
I am also coming along SLOWLY in my graduate courses. I'm trying to get a routine going with my astounding lack of time in order to get my work done. I'm taking a ceramics course, watercolor, and oil. I'm using my watercolor course to work on a book I'm illustrating, my oil course for a show I'm working on for next year, and I just love ceramics... :)
My favorite holiday is coming up!! I'm starting my frantic planning for decorating my carport! I can't wait! How will I find time to do all my Halloween activities with less time than normal??? I'll make do.
So all is okay in my world. I'm severely busy, but happy!