Blog — kidlit

It's an Art Sale!

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It's an Art Sale!

Art Sale This Weekend! I’m having an art sale this weekend! I’ve been painting again, and it’s time to make send these pretties out into the world. Here are some of the nice things people have said about shopping with me… J on Dec 22, 2020 5 out of 5 stars These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Came very very quickly and packaged securely. Thank you so much :) Item: Sunflower and Bird Thank You Card in A2 folded card size, pack of 5 with envelopes and I know things don’t always go perfectly. But, I try my best to keep buyers...

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‘21, Already Full of Surprises

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‘21, Already Full of Surprises

This was such an epic week. I got word that I won the 2021 SCBWI FL Rising Kite Award for illustration, the one pictured above. That was such welcomed news. This is I think the third or fourth time I enter and the first time I even make it into the mentions, and I won! What this tells me is my work has improved and grown and I’m getting close. Here’s the announcement on the SCBWI FL page.In terms of kidlit progress, I edited 2 manuscript dummies thanks to the persistence of my critique group. That felt like a huge...

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2020, Unrelenting

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2020, Unrelenting

This year has been a doozy! And, we still have several weeks left.

Thank you to everyone on social who helped me decide which cards to print. I’ve posted the favorites in the shop!

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August Recap

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August Recap

I’m keeping this month’s post rather short and to the point. Current events and events in my life keep my weltangst alive and well, but losing hope means losing everything.Father’s Day stickers I worked on for PicCollage… A comforting self-portrait of me as a kid with my teddy bear. Media: Mixed- gouache, watercolor, colored pencils, watercolor crayons, and digital on tinted paper.

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The Walter Dean Myers Grant - Thank you, WNDB!

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The Walter Dean Myers Grant - Thank you, WNDB!

I have really, really big news, friends. The We Need Diverse Books organization chose me as a recipient of one of their five Walter Dean Myers Grants! The grant will allow me to take two illustration courses, help me pitch my work to publishers, and work on my kids books. I’m so excited for 2019!Thank you, WNDB! And if you’ve never heard of Walter Dean Myers, check him out. He was a writer and a champion of literacy and African American representation in YA and children’s literature.I am deeply honored to have been considered for the award, and even more...

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