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Notes from a first time LA Conference attendee

Howdy All! The SCBWI LA National Conference just wrapped up last week and I was there for all of it! Four full days of awesome conference and it was The Best! So here’s my super quick rundown of the highlights: Friday I went to the First Timers meet up in the morning which was fun

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Fun Experiments!!

Howdy All! Here’s a super fun watercolor experiment I just finished. Since I was just experimenting I left half the moon’s pattern unfinished. ;P I really love this character and kids on the moon theme so you might be seeing a few portfolio pieces like this from me next week!  

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One More Sample!

Howdy All, I was so inspired after making the last sample for my agent Teresa that I decided to make a second! So lucky you, here it is:   If you are interested in the lovely story that my samples are based on please contact Teresa Kietlinski from Prospect Agency.  

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Sample Work and Inspiration

Howdy All! I just finished a new sample piece my agent Teresa needed for a manuscript that she’s repping. And since she’s cool with me showing it off, here it is! If you are interested in the story please contact Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency. I got inspired by my fellow Girllustrator and friend Amy

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New Austin SCBWI Header

Howdy All! I have the honor of creating the new Austin’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators header, so here’s a sneak peek! It’ll be up at some point soon.

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What I’ve Been Up To

Since baby is on the way I’ve been making major changes to the layout of my cozy house. The lovely office Adam and I share will soon be a baby room. In preparation for this transition I’ve spent a whole week reorganizing one closet to house ALL of my necessary art stuff. BEHOLD, the efficient

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Painting Process

Howdy All! Today I’m revising the cover of The Critter Club Book 9. Below is a quick snapshot of my revision process, well, it’s really my process for working on any painting, really… I print out multiples of my character’s line-work onto HP watercolor paper, paint them all, and pick the best one. If you

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Pea in the Pod

My husband Adam Norwood and I are very happy to announce that we are expecting our first baby in Mid-November! :D Oh, Baby!

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Howdy All! I have happy news to announce: I’m one of the recipients of this year’s SCBWI Tribute Fund! Check out the Austin SCBWI write up about it. This means that I’ll be able to attend the SCBWI L.A. National Conference, because a huge amount of my expenses are being paid for by contributions made

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