Hello! What a lovely spring day it is here in southern California! It's 75 degrees and the birds are a' chirpin'!
Now about the "buy a print and help some kinders" part. We all know how gnarly (in a bad way) the current economy is hitting our education system and my son's school is no exception. We enrolled him in an exceptional local charter school with an all-day kindergarten program which gave him a TREMENDOUS head start as he heads into first grade. However, the funds currently available in the school budget has to go toward funding other exceptional programming at his school next year including a separate physical education teacher and a science lab. Unfortunately, the all day kindergarten program is on the verge of disappearing! If we meet our fundraising goal by the end of the school year, however, it can be saved! We would love for all incoming kindergarteners to get the same high quality kindergarten experience as those who came before them did.
So. What is our fundraising goal, you ask? Well...it's...$112,000 dollars. No biggie, right???
Right. So, in order to do my part in helping to meet this goal, I'm going to be donating to our school foundation 100% of ALL proceeds from print sales in my Etsy shop that are sold between today (May 23, 2013) and May 31, 2013.
You can visit my online Etsy shop I recently opened here. I'm hoping you'll browse around and find something you like! :D
I posted a quick video painting demo over on Simply Messing About, a group blog I am proud to be a member of! You can check it out here:
Hello! In case you haven't heard, I'm a participant in a new group blog called Simply Messing About with three other very talented illustrators: Laura Zarrin, Tracy Bishop and Renee Kurilla. We decided to create the blog to share the journeys along our paths of artistic exploration. For myself, I've started to feel a tad disenchanted with creating my illustrations 100% digitally. I'm ready to explore the spontaneity traditional media can bring to my work.
Today, I posted about my interest in writing AND illustrating picture books and the little gem of a book that is helping me along that path. Go check it out! There's tons of amazing information my friends are sharing!
I am an illustrator for the children's market as well as a mother of two little ones. Sleep is for suckers!
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