Illustrator/Author ~ Artist ~ Graphic Designer ~ Mom
When I was young, I would flip over my school work and draw flowers instead. Only Crayola for me~ I LOVE the smell of Crayola crayons. My favorite thing to do when I was young was to draw and color pictures, then hang up my works inside my grandma’s big closet like a gallery. I have synesthesia, what my family would call my "crazy color thing". I have always been an artist, compelled to create all the time.
My illustrations are a combination of colored pencils (sometimes crayons) and digital illustrating. My stories come from my heart, and I want to share them with the world through traditional publishing. I would also love to illustrate other’s written works as well. To help me tell stories, I read tons of picture books, volunteer on Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge forum as an “Elf”, participate in a critique group, and attend SCBWI functions when able. Creativity is contagious.
My favorite books... Too many! If I stuck with just 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, THE SHINING, and THE FIREMAN.