2018 - Year in Review

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How did I end up here? I’m still somewhat dizzy from this whirlwind few months! I have a minute to find my feet, take a breath, and catch you all up with the latest happenings…

Let’s begin with a tidy summary of last year.

2018 Biz Year in Review

Jan- opened my Etsy shop

Feb- ran a half marathon, completed @kristenbalouch illustration course, began Writing with the Stars mentorship with @briannehfarley

Mar- 1st dummy attempts, building portfolio with Brianne

Apr- Exhibited at the Green Circle Gallery

May- began querying agents, Blueprint Show with Finch & Foxglove in NYC (@blueprintshows)

June- SCBWI Orlando, Highlights: Getting to Know Your Picture Book (online portion)

July- painted Art bench (Cocoa Village, FL)

Aug- Mermaid painting workshop with Patti Ballard (@pbsartstudio) in Orlando

Sep- Highlights Course Retreat (@highlightsfound) Getting to Know Your Picture Book artists/authors retreat and in-person workshop with @inkygirl and @heidieys among other wonderfully talented folks I greatly admire.

Oct- Work was exhibited with Finch & Foxglove in San Francisco, Literacy event with SCBWI, won auction review with Stefanie von Borstel (Full Circle Literary), began exhibiting with Gallery Pizza (Viera, FL)

Nov- WNDB Walter Dean Myers Grant contacted, agent responded

Dec-WNDB Walter Dean Myers Grant winners announced

Stats
Etsy Sales: 33

Instagram followers: 1497

Now What?

Time to look ahead of course! This year, I started off by being picked up by a literary agent which is a very good start! I have several manuscripts of my own that are in revision mode, and I’m signed on to do an indie kid’s book that’s in progress.

I hope to keep painting. Add to that maybe spring quilting? I have two quilt tops and a half-quilted quilt!


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