I recently created this image for the non-profit http://www.breathlogic.org. They teach people breathing techniques to empower and improve their health. I used this image of a woman climbing a mountain in her wheelchair.
I can imagine South Pole adventurer Aron Anderson feels empowered having trekked all the way there with only the use of his arms. Amazing!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
|Big thanks, to all our fabulous speakers, volunteers, mentors and mentees!|
We held our annual MN SCBWI Fall Conference on October 22-23, 2016.
Onwards and upwards!
|Harold Underdown, Independent Editor; Andrew Karre, Exec. Editor, Dutton Books|
|Melina Mangal, author|
|Patrick Collins, Creative Dir. Henry Holt Books; Judy Schachner, author/illustrator; Alex Slater, Trident Media (and his lovely wife)|
|Molly Beth Griffin, author|
|Jessica Freeburg, ARA; Kate Dolan, volunteer; Alicia Schwab, IC minnesota.scbwi.org; Emily Taylor 2016 Illustrator Mentee|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
MN SCBWI Fall Conference is this weekend. Will I ever get caught up with #inktober?
Thursday, October 13, 2016
I am a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki movies, such as Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Sky.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Simply take a sponge holder (from the sink), flip it over and suction cup to the inside of the bucket. Your sink will never miss it! And now you can work the paint out of the brush or keep your brush moist when not in use.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
When embarking on your journey as an author or illustrator, you will want to pitch your work to the right publisher or to the right agent. This takes time to practice your craft and research which topics are a good fit for your genre. You can learn more about how to practice you writing and illustration skills with the books list from this blog.
Once you have your work ready to send out, you will need to research which publisher is the best fit for your book. Visit your local bookstore or library to see what is currently being offered. The books you grew up reading are different than the books on the market now. Visit the Publishers Weekly to research which house or agent is the best fit for you. SCBWI has a publication called THE BOOK, which has loads of useful information for members, as well. Another source book is the CHILDREN'S WRITERS & ILLUSTRATOR MARKET.
I should also mention self-publishing. With this route you can choose to pay for a fully assisted publishing service. The cost varies depending on the services offered and can be beneficial for those who have no desire to handle the business side. The Author receives better royalties than a traditional publisher contract. However, with the following Do-It-Yourself options you may earn more: EBooks-only Publishing Services such as wattpad.com, Print-on-Demand (POD) Services or Traditional Print Runs.
For more details on the different paths to publication, Jane Friedman, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Road Integrated Media has created a very helpful info graphic that you can link to here.
Friday, April 1, 2016
I'm super excited to presenting with Ann Page at the Carver County Library Writer's Fair in Chanhassen, MN! My keynote presentation be about the benefits of using illustrations in books. https://www.carverlib.org/SitePages/events_and_classes.a