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New Year, New Home, and a Round of Postcards

This month my little family moved to a nice new home, thanks to our wonderful sister and brother in law. Also, check out my awesome promotional postcards that are going out ASAP. My faith rests with the post office in routing the possible return addresses to my new place. I know you can do it

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New Addition, And An Animal Parade!

Howdy All! Just wanted to share two fun things with y’all. First things first, I had my baby!!! Little Miss Maple was born the 18th of November and she’s just like her name, very sweet! Secondly I just made a new painting. It’s an animal parade and I like to think that they are ushering

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Critter Club Book 9 Is Out!

Howdy Everybody!! Check out what I got in the mail yesterday. If you’d like to buy Amy’s Very Merry Christmas for your little reader check out the “Books” section of my website.

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La Calavera Catrina

The Girllustrator’s are putting a new group mailer together, and I’m so excited about the subject, Dia De Los Muertos! I was playing around with painting without line, inspired in part by my friend and fellow awesome kid’s book illustrator Diandra Mae. Check out what I made below: “La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is

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A Rainy Day Hello and Cute Baby Sketches

Howdy All! Here are two cute new things I’m playing around with: Here’s a watercolor piece I just whipped up for fun. I’m falling more in love with making juicy watercolors!! And here is a page of super cute babies!! I will soon be adding babies to my portfolio so I’ve been drawing more of

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Lovely New Etsy Shop Item, and Unexpected Good News!

Howdy All! I just added a brand spanking new item to my Etsy shop, Botanical Thank You Cards! You know, for when you want to say thank you in card form. Check them out in my Etsy store today! And in unexpected good news, I’ve been selected to be  SCBWI’s Featured Illustrator for the month

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Long Ago & Far Away

Howdy All! Today I wanted to spend some time talking about a PBS show I watched as a child that I’ve held near and dear to my heart, “Long Ago and Far Away.” Like Reading Rainbow this show introduced children to story and picture and had a charming host, James Earl Jones. However, it was

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Color Mock Ups For Confident Creativity!

Howdy All! Get ready for another process post! This one’s about creating digital color mock ups to use when you are analogue painting. ;) The piece I’m using as an example is a small section of a painting I just finished for Appleseeds! :D This will be published in October. The reason I paint these

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Commission Piece and Loving Botanicals

Howdy All! I was asked by a friend to create a super special gift for her Critter Club-loving niece. She wanted a painting that featured her niece “Critter Club style” hanging with her best furry friend. How cool is that? :D I’ve been doing more experimenting with painting botanicals so I decided to add that

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Critter Club!

Check out the box of goodies I found on my doorstep! Buy Marion Strikes a Pose now!

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