I have been an illustrator for many years now. My goal is to become a published illustrator and write for children's picture books.
I actually started writing and illustrating picture books as a kid. I would go to my Dad's Apple computer printer and swipe a bunch of the accordion folded paper (the only paper you could use with the printer), the kind with the holes punch along the edges to help the printer feed the paper through. It made the perfect, pre-folded 2-page spreads for my little books. It kept me busy for many hours.
My love for picture books is still strong even after all these years. There is something magical about them for me. The way that they are able to engage a child's mind into their fantasy worlds'. Just for a short time, and then spit them out again at the end of the book as a richer, more imaginative person. 'Read it again!', cries the child eager for more. This is the kind of magic I try to create when crafting my stories and illustrations.