Artist ~ Illustrator/Author ~ Graphic Designer ~ Mom
When I was young, I would flip over my school work and draw flowers instead. I LOVE the smell of Crayola crayons. My favorite thing to do was color and hang up my works inside my grandma’s closet like a gallery.
My illustrations are a combination of colored pencils (sometimes crayons) and digital illustrating. I spend just as much time working digitally as I did sketching and coloring in the traditional way. The stories come from my heart and I hope to share them with the world through traditional publishing someday.
To help improve my storytelling, I read tons of picture
books, volunteer on Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge forum as an “Elf”, participate in local critique groups, and attend SCBWI functions when able. I love to visit the library and load my arms with stacks of picture books. When the pandemic subsides, I’d love to facilitate writer’s workshops for elementary school kids again. I like to think creativity is contagious.
Spirit “Animals”- Good Fairy Merriweather, Garfield, Maleficent, Dean Winchester and Louise Belcher.
Favorite books, well, that’s a whole other thing. If I just stuck with picture books with bears, my favorites would be BEAR CAME ALONG, BEAR AND CHICKEN, POLAR BEAR IN THE SNOW, SOAKED, and MR. TANNER. Some of my favorite chapter books are The THICKETY series, and A TALE DARK AND GRIMM series. Some of my favorite grown-up books are The DIVINERS series, ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND series, THE SHINING, and THE FIREMAN.
I have a Society6 shop @CrazyColorThing
Contact me by email if you like.
SCBWI Member since 2013
12x12 Participant since 2018
Occasional StoryStorm Participant