Do You Want to be a Children’s Book Illustrator?
Recently I was interviewed by Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark about my journey into children’s book illustration.
Check out this article to find out:
How I got started on the path of creating children’s book illustrations
9 basic steps in the process of illustrating a children’s book
5 top suggestions for artists interested in becoming children’s book illustrators
Tonight at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, I am honored to be on a panel of Adobe Illustrator expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be teaching how to make a seamless repeat pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS5.READ MORE
Our Designer Crafts blog hop theme for today is “Wedding.” Most everyone loves a good wedding and something else we might have in common is a love for chocolate! I decided to create a batch of dark chocolate almonds so you could see how this yummy treat could be used to add an extra measure of delight to such a special occasion.READ MORE
As a CHA designer member, I have been privileged to attend and show my art licensing and design work at five of the recent shows in Illinois and California. Each show has brought me unique insights on trends and introduces me to new products and techniques.READ MORE
Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Love Letter Embroidered Ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.READ MORE
A new blog ring of professional designers and crafters has launched! The theme is 365 Days of Crafts: “A totally cool new website with year round inspiration.” I am honored to be asked to participate in the ongoing display of creativity. Just look for the logo on our blogs and that will keep you hopping right along with us.READ MORE
Debbie Mumm’s story could be lifted from a textbook for success. Start small, find a niche, and promote yourself. Study the market and connect with everyone from the manufacturer to the consumer. We had the chance to listen and learn first hand from this very successful licensed artist.
Debbie Mumm will be a part of the monthly Art Licensing Ask Call Series on February 16, 2011.READ MORE
This Thursday Evening at the Community College of Aurora, I am honored to be on a panel of Photoshop expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be presenting tips on using the new painting and mixing brushes now available in PS CS5. The new oil-like painting features are simply amazing. If you are in the area, I would love to catch up with you then. Best!READ MORE
Once a year the artists of Painting for Life are pleased to participate in the Annual Steele Foundation Art Bash, in which their works will be auctioned off in a silent auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the Steele Foundation’s scholarship programs for student artists. If you ever wanted to own a Painting for Life original, here is your chance. If you can’t make the event and would like to place a bid online, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to SteeleFoundation.org.READ MORE
Aloha! Today’s featured die is item number 656053 Sizzix Bigz XL Die by Brenda Pinnick as featured in the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Her elegant die made the core shapes which I formed into an invitation for a tropical escape. I combined the cool colors of the ocean in the watercolor paper with some warm natural fabrics, buttons and hand stitches for a textural escape from your average printed greeting card.READ MORE
I just found out from Ms. Tera Reed herself that she and Paul Brent is offering an incredible deal on the info Paul Brent has shared in his Ask Paul Brent calls. I was fortunate to have listened to them all, but if you haven’t you really don’t want to miss out.READ MORE
It’s Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop week 3 and we all had a chance to play with the Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die by Brenda Pinnick. She was kind to share with us some of her fabric samples, which I tied into my love for stitching and felt. This cute little card was the result and is sure to cheer up anyone who receives it.READ MORE
Ahhh, Christmas is on the horizon. It’s my favorite time of the year. One of my most meaningful holiday traditions is to fill up shoe boxes with goodies. My family has been preparing shoe boxes for children throughout the world since it all started in 1993. I have been storing up special little gifts for…READ MORE