Vitiligo Support International held their conference in Orange, CA and had a little get-together the night before. I'm grateful to be a part of this wonderful, supportive, community.
Chantelle Winnie, the model with vitiligo, posing with Different Just Like Me. Chantelle read the book as a child, and it inspired her.
Chantelle Winnie, the model with vitiligo, posing with April. Chantelle read Different Just Like Me as a child, and it inspired her.
I taught a sketching class in the South of France with this wonderful group. This was in the garden of our hotel.
The International Reading Association and the Greater San Diego Reading Association honored me with the Celebrate Literacy Award for the work I've done in the community over the years.
I got to go out to a kid's art studio and do a fun flower making project with the kids after reading Different Just Like Me and Holly Bloom's Garden.
To learn how to draw animals, we checked out these taxidermied foxes and birds from the National History Museum.
Sketching in our backyard
I taught a summer art class at the Children's Museum downtown.
I taught a summer art class at the Children's Museum downtown. Each student came up with their perfect imaginary world.
Kids in my class showing off their self portraits
My work was on display at the California Center for the Arts in the Writing with Pictures Show curated by Joy Chu.
My SCBWI friends and I in front of my illustrations at the Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration Show.
Drawing with some of the kids that came out for my book reading at the California Center for the Arts.