Awarded on: 21.07.2012

"Look at Me...A Chef I Want to Be!", a picture book I illustrated last year, received an Honorable Mention at the Hollywood Book Festival this past weekend. A private awards ceremony will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Saturday, July 21. The book is written by Karean L. Chapman and published by Halo Publishing International.

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Here's a new illustration for my children's book series =)

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Here are the final drafts for the toys I'm designing for Royal Specialty Sales. I have three more animals to go =)

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My latest illustration for a book I'm illustrating for Outskirts Press, titled "Sound of a Coo." The character made his first friend!

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Happy to announce the latest book that I illustrated, "God's Greatest Miracle", by Margaret Schuster-Grossman.

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Here are some illustrations I just completed for a wonderful e-book written by Karthik Narayan. It's currently in the process of getting published, so hopefully I'll have more updates soon.

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I'm currently working on one of my most fun projects ever, a card game for girls. Here are a few samples =)

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Here are a few samples I've been working on for a children's book series, will share more soon =)

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I just finished some new designs for the Alphagirls project, which is directed at promoting healthy images and activities for young girls. We are half way through the project and I'm excited to see what the final product will look like =)

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Here are my latest designs for the children's card game, Alphagirls. We're almost half way through! I just love this project. I'll be able to give more details in the future, but for now I can say that this is one of my favorite projects that I have ever had the chance to work on. Its objective is to send positive messages and role model ideas to young girls. The timing of these characters is very interesting, as over the last couple of weeks I have been doing some research into Native American history, and it was just heartbreaking to learn some of the details. It made me wonder why we celebrate the people that we continue to celebrate each year. Sure, they helped discover and found these countries, but I wonder whether it could have all be done in a better way, based on equality, respect, and fair trade. Anyway, I wish history could be relived and the first designs below were inspired by my affection for the Indigenous and African people who helped make this continent what it is today.

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