Exciting News!

My favorite season is truly upon us! Cooler days have started to roll in, along with cooler nights. Boots and sweaters beckon to me from my closet, and pumpkin spice and squash are working their way into my food choices.

With this change of seasons has come a flurry of busyness with my day-to-day happenings, so I find myself weeks away from my last post yet again. However, I have not totally idle! I have exciting news to share:

My work was selected to be part of a calendar published by my region of SCBWI!

I am super proud. I worked hard on this piece and was quite pleased with the end result. The theme for the calendar contest was “Around the World.” It was judged by Nancy Brennan, an art director for Viking Children’s Books.

My new focus is working on character development for a personal project I am doing with a friend. It involves chickens, which I’ve never spent much time drawing, so I have been doing some practice sketches and gathering photos for reference. Luckily, I know several chicken owners who are happy to have their girls model for me! I plan to try to do some sketching from live chickens here before too long.

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