This is my journey in creating concepts, writing, illustrating, finding a literary agent, and becoming a published children's book author and illustrator for the picture book genre.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

What is on my mind? Well, I received my first illustration inquiry. I fear that our styles were not compatible, but it was an inquiry and that was very exciting! I am looking to the future. The Don Freeman Grant will be opening up in March and I desperately need a new computer. I am preparing my best work and new work to submit for this grant. There is also another scholarship opportunity for the convention in March. I am going to apply for that, too. As a mom of three boys, money can be a bit tight. I try to apply for every opportunity possible.
I opened up my file from my submission last year. It is amazing to see the progress that my art has made. I am actually very proud of it. It is fueled by imagination and my love of color. I started a sketch last night that will demonstrate levels in illustration. I am trying to develop a more dimensional look to my work while offering different perspective. This is a preliminary sketch. I am still building and adding characters to it. This does show potential with a great concept.


  1. I am a big fan of yours already through your mothers website but I want you to know that you are an awesome artist and I truly love your work. I love all that I have seen already and I hope that You will put me at the top of the list when you publish your first book. I want to have a signed first edition as I know you are just going to hit the ground running when you get out there. I am completely serious about a signed first edition. I will keep following you and reading what Pam has shared with us. Can't wait to see you in print.

    1. Thank you so much! my mom's work is amazing. She is my biggest fan and has been supporting me through the ups and downs of my passion. I would be very honored when that time comes. Thank you, again, for your kind sentiments. It has warmed my heart and added fuel to my ambition!