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100 Day Project

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Not quite sure what I am getting myself into, but I decided to take on the #the100dayproject this year. I have been wanting to write my own picture books for awhile, so I decided to spend the next 100 days writing 100 tiny stories. Wish me luck - this is a whole lot tougher than I thought it would be! Follow along on my instagram

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Collaboration with Sarah + Abraham

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©Sarah+Abraham

Very thrilled to announce my newest collection and collaboration with the wonderful Sarah + Abraham is now available! I have always been a huge fan of Sarah + Abraham and could not be more excited to collaborate with them again. 

They have added a handful of my very favorite designs to plates, cups, bowls, placemats and the most adorable tote bags ever. I love how everything turned out! Please hope over to their shop to check them all out! 

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Hello 2018

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Hello 2018! I was trying to come up with some fun New Year resolutions and I think my favorite one is trying to get my daughter to eat more vegetables! I am really looking forward to this year, fingers crossed it is going to be a good one. 

Winter Trends Workshop 18/19

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It's that time of year again! We are just putting the finishing touches on our bi-annual trends workshop and let me tell you - this one is a good one! Starting Monday November 27th we will open the classroom for two weeks. It's fill with inspiring trends for Winter 2018/19, information about licensing for the holiday market, drawing sheets to help generate ideas, drawing prompts for everyone to follow along as well as interviews from industry professions - the newest one with Lizzy Doyle of Lizzy Dee Studio

There are two live sessions; Dec 4 and Dec 11 - where we will have a group video critique. This is one of my favorite parts of the workshop, getting to share everyone's amazing work and hearing constructive feedback from your peers. Does it get better than that?

We have also created a unique drawing challenge with daily prompts that will help you create new work and grow your portfolio - perfect for posting on your social media for those holiday countdowns. 

I hope you will join us! It's going to be so much fun!

 

 

Phoebe No. 2!

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Well, this is exciting news! Phoebe no. 2, which is titled Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe is coming out March 15, 2018 (which also happens to be my daughter's birthday!)!!

I absolutely loved creating the illustrations for this sweet story - I cannot wait to show you more of the interior drawings, but you'll just have to wait closer to release date! In the meantime, it is available for pre-order on Amazon. Woot!