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.