Illustrator/Author ~ Graphic Designer ~ Artist ~ Mom
When I was young, I would flip my school papers over and draw flowers, instead of doing the assignment. Color is a major influence in my everyday. I have very strong synesthesia. While writing, sometimes my color of the mood, action or words, will influence how the story progresses.
I really, really love crayons and colored pencils. Blending colors in every space, the feeling of layering and blending lightly, feels like I am growing something new. My works are a combination of traditional and digital illustrating. I will spend just as much time in photoshop as I did sketching and coloring in the piece I scanned.
To help improve my craft of storytelling, I participate in local critique groups, facilitate writer’s workshops for kids and moderate on Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 forum as an Art Note Elf. I never leave the library without a ton of picture books in my arms (often more than I can carry without a big bag). The ones that are really awesome get reviewed on my Library Loot page.
I am an active member of SCBWI, I am an Elf (moderator) on Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge, and I facilitate writing workshops for kids in my area. I am pre-published, seeking representation. I have two book dummies for review upon request, and a few are percolating in my head as well as on paper.
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