Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color – Amazing Book and New Tattoo!

Tattoo in Progress by Jeremy Switzer from Optic Nerve Arts Tattoo in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I fell in love with “Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color” the moment I checked it out from the library and read it to my son. Being an illustrator, the concept of a girl named, Swatch, who tries to tame color by collecting each one in a jar, spoke volumes to me.

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Harry Potter-Themed Baby Shower! Part Three. The Big Day!

Monsters. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

The Big Magic-Filled Day!

Aaron and Jenny’s Baby Shower was going to begin at noon and there was a lot of setting up to do! Jenny’s mom, sisters, and I got to work before the expectant couple arrived.

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Harry Potter-Themed Baby Shower! Part Two

Finished Howlers. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

What would a Harry Potter-themed Baby Shower be without decorations?

After I had finished all of the prizes for the “Adopt A Magical Creature” table (See Part One for what Harry Potter creatures I made and where to get the DIY patterns/instructions), it was time to get to work on my portion of the decorations!

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Harry Potter-Themed Baby Shower! Part One

Baby Shower Invite. Image Credit: J.H. Winter

When I found out my brother was going to be a father, and in turn, make me Auntie Julianne, you can imagine how excited I was!

(Due to the fact that this post is packed with cuteness, I wanted to split it into two posts. Part One is what I did behind the scenes for the event creatively. Part Two will be pictures of the outcome of my hard work at the Harry Potter Baby Shower itself!)

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Author and Illustrator Finally Meet!

J.H. Winter and K. Kibbee

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore series author, K. Kibbee, and illustrator, J.H. Winter, finally meet!

The Theodore series has been in the making for over a year now as a project that Kristine Kibbee wrote for Incorgnito Publishing Press’ company mascot. After the first book was written and in the editing stages, it was time to find an illustrator for the series.

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Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore Book One Has Hit the Shelves!

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore is out on paperback! Photo Credit - J.H. Winter

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore is out on paperback!

The first copies are being shipped out as we speak! You can grab your own copy of this wonderful book, written by author, K. Kibbee, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble booksellers.

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What I am Working On: Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore, Book Two

Getting My Supplies Out and Inspiration as I Color the Cover for Theodore Book Two!

Theodore the Corgi is at it again, and I’m right there to breathe life to his escapades in Book Two of The Enchanted Bookstore series by K. Kibbee!

With Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble booksellers, it’s time for K. Kibbee and I to put our heads together to create Book Two in this adorable series! Book One had the release date pushed back until October 10, 2017, but I can tell you, it’s well worth the wait and I’m only slightly biased.

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FREE PATTERN Amigurumi: Happy Sunflower

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Updated: 6/14/17

I’ve had several of my followers express a bit of confusion with Rows 9 and 10 of the Happy Sunflower’s head piece. I went ahead and created a new YouTube video on my Ink & Stitches channel working through those two rows together to clarify the directions and make things easier. Hope this helps!

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New Video! Behind the Illustrations of Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore Book One

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There is a new video up on my Ink & Stitches YouTube Channel that is all about Theodore, with behind the scenes clips and images that I took during the illustration process!

Hear more about the book series and what goes on inside The Enchanted Bookstore.

The first book, Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles, is available for pre-order (Kindle and paperback) on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstores with a release date of October 15, 2017.

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Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles

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IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

Well, for pre-order anyway!

You can now pre-order the first book in a planned series of middle grade fantasy stories about a corgi pup named Theodore on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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