Friday, October 30, 2009

Lots of Good News!!

My Zoey portrait will make it's next tour stop at the Holy Family School of Lakewood, NJ for their Tricky Tray Gift Auction on November 8th. I will be donating a custom portrait of the winner's pet. Tickets are being sold now. If you would like a chance to win one of my hand painted pet portraits please stop by the school. The address is Holy Family School 1141 East County Line Road
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 or visit the website for more information.

On a side note I am pleased to say I will be signing my first picture book contract next week!! Woo Hoo!! I can finally say I am officially a children's book illustrator!! Can I get a WOOT WOOT!! ;o) More info on that to come!

I also very excited about an upcoming SCBWI illustrator's conference in November in which I will be working with award winning illustrator E.B. Lewis in a critique. I will also get a chance to have a private portfolio review with Donna Mark, art director for Bloomsbury Children's Books. I will be bringing with me the finished version of this sketch that goes along with a manuscript given to me by E.B. in which I was assigned to choose a double page spread for the story to illustrate for a critique. I am very happy to be taking out the scary little boy looking through the magnifying glass as a suggestion from E.B. so I can focus more on these fun frogs.


Maria Doering said...

Hey Christina!
I saw this and thought of you, you should check it out and participate!

take care,

Christina Ann Rodriguez said...

Thanks Maria...definitely will do!!

Aaron said...

You do a top notch job on those pet portraits!

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