Last week I finished doing the final touches to my illustrations for the picture book Bye, Bye, Butterflies! Now the art is completely finished and I'm eagerly waiting for June, when the book is expected to be released :)
I was also part of a roundtable discussion about picture book illustration last week at the Alberta College of Art and Design. It was a really great experience - lots of good questions and interesting conversations about picture books. I enjoyed getting out and talking about something I'm so passionate about. It was especially validating for me to be included among illustrators I really admire, such as Renata Liwska, Carolyn Fisher and Dave Whamond. Dave even used to be one of my instructors back in my college days. Thank you so much to Mike Kerr and Tivadar Bote for inviting me.
I also have some fun new illustration projects on the go. I'm working on some gift card packaging as well as an illustration for a children's magazine. More on those later.