Hello Good People What's good?
I have been on a tour for my new book Just Like Me with Random House and Knoff books.
I am so very excited to share this wonderful book with you all.
It is a book of poems about the things that children or girls go through growing up.
We had such fun putting this book together. It made us think about our own
childhoods and how we wanted to put into words and pictures what it looked like
to us. I didn't have a clue how this book would effect the readers. It has been
overwhelmingly sweet and touching. Every single child has shared something about
how this book has touched them and I am so blessed to hear each of them
Here are so pictures from one of my visits. It was with Embrace Girls in Miami
Florida with Velma Lawerence who runs this awesome after school program for girls.
It is fabulous. This women should receive every award afforded. She gives from
the heart to these young ladies and teaches them so much about how to care for
themselves spiritually, emotionally and physically. It's amazing to watch them.
I learned so much. I wanted to share with you.
I have new book coming out in few days called,"Just Like Me". It is my very first book of poems for children.
While the book focuses on girl as the subject it is not just a book for girls, but all children.
I think that children of every age and culture will find themselves in any of these poems.
My book birthday is January 14th, 2020
I can't wait to share it with you all.
Well, Happy New Year Good Peoples!
I'm back and I am so glad to be cause I miss you all
so much and Wix wasn't working for me and I was missing
comments and such and I really wanted to get back into
blogging this year. Posting a little more and getting
to interact with the community and visit your beautiful
blogs and share what is going on in my studio and
do some tutorials and craft project here as well.
A few years back this blog was really busy with visits
from everyone and everywhere. I had fun making friends
and visiting other peoples blogs. We nurtured and made
wonderful relationships and a lot of the artist and illustrators
that came to visit here have now become published illustrators,
designers and artist and crafters and I am so happy about
I am wanting to come back to share and encourage and show up.
My desire is to share what really goes on in my illustrative
world. To tell you about the good, the bad, creative and mad.
Hopefully leaving you inspired to try something new. For you
to share what you have learnt as well. Social Media is a beast.
We know this. I want to create a safe place for people to come
and be inpsired, uplifted, filled up and encourage to spread
your wings and fly. ALL and I do mean all are welcomed.
Kindness and only kindness is shared here.
So if you are looking for something to make you smile,
create, sing out loud or even dance a little bit, keep coming
Big Hugs to you all and Happy New Year!