The path to publishing is so different for everyone. You never know how you will reach those important milestones because, we all have a different story.
When I first made the decision that I wanted to seriously pursue a career in children’s books, everything seemed so daunting. I had no clue how people reached out to publishing houses, why agents were so important, what a query letter was, or even how difficult it was to write a polished manuscript that would be worthy of being published, or how to create illustrations with a consistent style. I was clueless.
This week I managed to complete two of my light boxes. I find this part really exciting because I never really know what the end result will be until they are actually done.
I also started working on two new projects, but both of them are in the very beginning stages. I will most likely begin work on another light box as well. I’m trying to cram in as much work, because once the baby comes (I’m due in six weeks) I won’t have much time to do anything.
Keep reading to learn more about the finished and new projects below.
After completing the April Art Challenge, I realized how much I enjoy participating in different challenges and contests.
The best part of participating is the large amount of growth I see in my work in just a matter of weeks. By forcing myself to create more in a shorter time span, I am faced with lots of roadblocks that I have to tackle in order to complete the challenges. These roadblocks ultimately lead me to find solutions to problems I had previously avoided and that leads to growth and a greater understanding of what I can achieve with paper art.
Below are some challenges that I am participating in for the month of May.