Sneak Peek: Ducky

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Here's a little corner of a new piece I'm finishing up. It's from a baby board book so I'm enjoying a bit looser and more textured feel for it.
I'm juggling a few fun projects, one of them is a BRAND NEW WEBSITE. It's long overdue. I have my Giant and Fairy postcards totally labeled and ready for posting, but I'm holding off until I get the website up - great motivation, right?

Giant & Fairies, sneak peek

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I'm not quite done with my Giant & Fairies piece, but I'm getting VERY close. I'll be working on a black and white companion to the story for the back of the postcard, and maybe a third piece to save for my website. It's been fun to work on something with such a different color palette and mood.

If you're interested, I've shared lots of process pics over on instagram. I hope to make a video process piece next time around!

NESCBWI 2013 Spring Conference: Elephant Poster

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I'm so happy to announce that my poster for the NESCBWI Spring Conference Poster contest won 3rd place (Published Category)! (click image for a larger version)

Many thanks go to all the amazing conference organizers, volunteers, and judges. I have been attending for many years, and I never walk away without profound moments, new friends, and reason to celebrate and come back again for more. I will post a full recap (as always!) later this week.

The poem by Jane Yolen for this year's contest instantly sparked a picture in my head. Big elephant thanks go to the brilliant author above all. I truly enjoyed every moment of making this poster and am proud of how it all came together.

Congratulations to all the other winners - it was a sea of beautiful work this weekend!