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2018 - Year in Review

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2018 - Year in Review

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 ReviewJan- opened my Etsy shopFeb- ran a half marathon, completed @kristenbalouch illustration course, began Writing with the Stars mentorship with @briannehfarleyMar- 1st dummy attempts, building portfolio with BrianneApr- Exhibited at the Green Circle GalleryMay- began querying agents, Blueprint Show with Finch & Foxglove in NYC (@blueprintshows)June- SCBWI Orlando, Highlights: Getting to Know Your Picture...

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Hello 2016!

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Whoah!  Where did 2015 go?  It just flew by I tell you! I can't believe it was already a year ago I was sitting at my studio in Munich getting ready to get my illustration career back on track, and here I am now in California ready to launch the sales portion of my career! In 2016, I hope to make some sales of my artwork as greeting cards and prints, as licenses on products and fabric!  Lots of work to do!  I'll keep you posted... and don't forget, you can always see my most recent work on instagram here....

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MATS Part A - Overview and Review

MATS review

5 weeks of illustrating like crazy!  The following is a two part review of the Make Art That Sells course Part A as it was presented this year (2015). 1) A Review of the Make Art That Sells Course, Part A (from the heart) MATS is a meeting place for people all around the world who are looking for their "tribe."  I know that's a word that's flung around a lot these days, but I don't have a better word for it... I guess I could say like-minded or similar seekers.  The community that is created after sharing our work,...

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Sewing Knits: Vogue V9056

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I always knew the three-quarter view was the most flattering!  Hah! deep INHALE! This was my first knit top of the year, and I think of it as a "lukewarm" project.  The cut of the pattern is not too friendly for those with poochy bottom-belly pouches like myself.  It makes the wearer look a bit "full" in the belly with just the slightest exhalation.  I'm still going to wear it, but possibly with shapewear underneath. It's not my favorite top, but I'll be wearing it anyway because I love the fabric. EXHALE! And somehow I managed to mistakenly align the...

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A New Year's Post

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Each year, I start by looking back at the previous year and making goals for the year ahead.  This year is no different in that sense. I started by reviewing the work I had made, etc. but, I feel like I am in such a different head-space than I was a year ago.  Everything has changed.  My eyes have a razor-sharp focus on the prize, and the stakes feel so much higher now that I have a baby. Last January, when I made my list for 2014 I was well into my pregnancy, but I could only imagine my future...

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