Category Archives: business for illustrators

take care of your ‘tools’

This happy photo of my youngest grandkids (and our agency ‘research assistants!’) reading together, yet totally engrossed in their ‘literary worlds,’ just pleases me SO much!  Isn’t that why we all of the children’s market do what we do? I … Continue reading

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Portfolio Prep for Conferences…Finding YOU!

It is that time of year again!  After you review your year, (see last Post) you want to strut a new, confident foot out there into the industry! And just in time, there is the SCBWI NYC Mid Winter Conference…just waiting … Continue reading

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Your Year in Review

Well we’re near the end of Jan 2017 already!  There is one very important activity that you  should have experienced  by now … you should have given yourself a YEAR IN REVIEW self analysis! You are a business.  Artist or … Continue reading

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POST CARDS WORK!

We were thrilled and delighted to see that we were tagged in this Tweet from Giuseppe  Castellano Senior AD at Penguin Random House, featuring many of the postcards that we just sent out for our Spring Mailing!! I think it’s important for … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: transitions…

I wrote that I’d spoken to two groups of college students recently (Ringling College of Art and Design and William & Mary here in Wmsbrg).  It’s gotten me thinking of TRANSITIONS in life…so many of them! almost constant in fact.  … Continue reading

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William & Mary Art Class talk…..

Lizzi, me, and Kirsten from Wm & Mary art I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Senior Class of Art students at William & Mary here in Williamsburg last evening.  Most were fine arts majors (these two had interest … Continue reading

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LEAP DAY…. artists take one every day!

Katy Betz (CAT artist and Ringling teacher) me, and Linda Shute, SCBWI FL advisor We had a truly marvelous day with talented student artists/illustrators from Ringling Collage of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, and other FL SCBWI member artists … Continue reading

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