Here is my other big reveal - this will be one of our fall book releases! Some already know I've been working on this one since November and I'm excited to get it out and in the hands of readers. It's a little early in the season, but I figured why not share some of my joy. :D Nicholas the Maker has lived in my heart for so long - now it's time to bring his adventure to the world. Expect more exciting things from #BelieveInWonder this year. #KeepShiningBright #NicholastheMaker #santa #fantasyart #kidlit #middlereader #fantasy #adventure
Here are some process images...
#KeepShiningBright: Post 1
Post 1: Seasons of Wonder
This is the piece that started it all! While working for a credit union in the marketing department, I found myself getting really depressed about my art. "I'm not telling stories," I'd tell myself, which has been my life long dream. Of course when I told Josie, she gave me her patiented "short form wisdom" - brilliantly susinct and too the point. She said, "Well, make something that inspires YOU." Genius! So, we talked it out and the product our discussion was a series of illustrations titled "Seasons of Wonder." It harkens back to those childhood days running with friends when anything was possible - when your imagination could change the world around you to whatever you wanted. I think we still hold that power inside us. We just have to remember how to use it. #BelieveInWonder #KeepShiningBright
We live in a world filled with beauty if we take a moment to look. Josie and I have been inspired by our friends and fellow creatives over the last few days who, in the midst of fear and uncertainty, have decided use this time to create and share their inspiration and joy. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be sharing our art and love of stories with everyone. We'll feature a #BelieveInWonder book art piece of art everyday, talk a little about our creative process, and feature some links in case you want to grab a copy for yourself our someone you love (maybe a kiddo whose stuck at home in need of another world to explore.) Everyone out there who is finding time to see the beauty and make their art, we are with you - #KeepShiningBright
Thank You, King School!
Thank you King Elementary and Black Parent Initiative for hosting me at their Jack’s and Jammies event! What a great group of kiddos! I had a blast. #BelieveInWonder