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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ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Illustrating a Book Series!

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You heard correctly, I am illustrating my first children’s book!

It’s been some time since I’ve posted what I’ve been working on, and I’m pleased to finally be able to announce that I have signed a contract with Incorgnito Publishing Press to illustrate three Middle Grade Fantasy books about a Corgi dog and his adventures! These books will be novellas, or chapter books as they are often called, for young readers within the Middle Grade category (ages 7-10 years old).

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Watercolor Techniques : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Three)

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Once I had stopped to think about where I’d gone wrong in my watercolor painting (see Part 1 and Part 2 of series), I tried to think up what I should try next.

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Craft for Kids: Finger Painting

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

When my son was only about a year old, we went to a birthday party where my friend had organized a craft for the kids. She’d provided small (8×10) canvases and Crayola washable paint, and had lined her entire living room floor with butcher paper. Her hope was that the kids would use their hands to make paintings and there would be minimal mess afterward.

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What I am Working On: Dad’s Underwater Illustration Reveal!

Photo and Art Credit: J.H. Winter

I finished my dad’s underwater illustration just in time for Father’s Day! I framed it and it is ready to hand over to him this coming Sunday.

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Dragon Craft Project : Fun with Kids

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

When this book, Fun Things to Do with Paper Cups and Plates by Kara L. Laughlin, came through the library where I work, I had to take a minute to thumb through the pages. The cover was too cute to let it slip through my fingers without a glance!

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A to Z Challenge: W is for Watercolor : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

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Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

In case you forgot, here is the the photo from Part 1 of this Watercolor series, my epic fail to success #1 illustration.  Let’s first make a list of where I went wrong:

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A to Z Challenge: C is for Crochet

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Crocheting has changed so drastically from how it began, back as early as the 1700s (though it’s turned up more noticeably since the early 1800s). It started with uses more practical to the times: creating nets and traps for hunters and fisherman. Later on, it became used for more decorative purposes (See more on crochet history).

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