“Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball” : DIY Squashy Pumpkin Craft

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I’ve been following author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson on Instagram for awhile now, and I was extremely excited to hear that her book, Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball, was coming out in the UK.

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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 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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Author and Illustrator Finally Meet!

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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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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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Cover Reveal Time!

Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles - Written by K. Kibbee. Illustrations by J.H. Winter.

Time to reveal the cover for the first children’s book I’ve illustrated: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles. Book One of the Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore series, written by author, K. Kibbee.

What do you all think?

I am really happy with the final reveal for the cover. The illustration is my own and the book cover design was done by the talented, Star Foos.

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Illustration Project Update and Materials Used

My Illustration Supplies - Photo by J.H. Winter

It feels great to finally be able to give you all an update on my progress with the illustrations I’ve been working on for the first book in a planned series of Corgi fantasy books (middle grade, ages 7-10) by author, K. Kibbee. I spoke more about this project when I made the announcement that I am illustrating a book series.

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