Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some Exciiting news an update on Miracle and Thank yous!

You may have remembered a month or so ago I posted that I had some exciting news to share. Well its time.. I have been commissioned to illustrate a children's book. Can you believe it? YEAH!!!!  My first book. Its a darling story about plants and wild herbs and how they help our planet. Geared towards 8 to 10 years olds. The story is about a momma and baby flower she refers to as Sprout and takes you through the cycle of life. Here's  just a couple of double page spreads I did for the book.

As soon as I find out more about the publication information I will let you know.
 The author is Becky Palmer.


Update on Miracle

As you can see our little Miracle is doing well!!! That's what we named her. She is 12 days old today..  She has a healthy appetite for flies and baby chick feed and loves to stand on my feet ,She follows me whenever I take her outside. I really am her mom.

Here's a picture of her standing on my DH shoes.



A BIG THANK YOU

I received this Beautiful Citrine bracelet from Kim at Tabby's Place
That I won recently in her giveaway!
She also sent along these fun Jolee's clocks. Thank you so much Kim.
 Go stop by and see her Gorgeous work. She's one talented lady!

54 comments:

Robin said...

Congrats Lynn! Your spread for the book is simply beautiful!!

Christine said...

Congratulations! That is really exciting!!!

I can't wait to see Miracle when we have our play date!!!

xx

Netty said...

What wonderful news Lynn, you are going to have a ball with this commission. Your work is always so great. Your little Miracle is so sweet and such a joy. Congratulations again Lynn and well deserved. Annette x

Kim said...

I'm so glad you like the bracelet and the stickers Lynn! Also, major congrats to you on the childrens book, that is so exciting.

And Miracle is so adorable and so happy to hear she's doing well! xoxo

Lynn said...

Woo hoooooo, this is incredible news, I am so happy for you, a big standing ovation and congratulations:) I can see why the author used you, your work is amazing, you must be over the moon.

Awwww look at Miracle, I think I missed a post somewhere, can't keep up with you, but what a sweet little chick.

Lovely bracelet too and those clocks are so neat :)

Jo said...

Big Congrats to you! what exciting news!!! and your little miracle ... so tweet! (okay, that was totally corny)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats Lynn- sounds like a fabulous book! Your chick story remonds me of a childrens book, Are you my Mother??? LOL Love the photo and so glad the chick is thriving.

joy said...

Wow! Congratulations, Lynn! The pages you have posted are gorgeous and I'm so happy for you! What an accomplishment - hopefully, this will lead to more books for you!

Bellesanbeaus said...

Congrats Miss Lynn! the pages you show are so cute...can't wait to see the rest. Miracle is a sweetie!I would tell you to have great day but it looks like it's gone to awesome already!!!! Beth

Terry said...

Congratulations Lynn! How very exciting for you! Love the artwork layout! You Rock!! Glad baby chic is doing so well! Your a great mommy!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lynn, that is SO wonderful! Congratulations. They're very, very lucky to have your gorgeous art in their book.

Give Miracle a little smooch for me!

Becca said...

Congratulations Lynn, I'm so excited for you!
Best Wishes,
Becca

Elaine A said...

OMG Lynn -

How wonderful for you! Congratulations, you are such a talented lady. The pages you've shown are just so sweet. All the best in this new endeavor.
Miracle is the cutest little thing. So glad she is doing well.

Elaine Allen

Sarah said...

Your illustration work is amazing. They certainly picked the right person for the job. You must burn the candle at both ends to get all of your projects done. You are one special gal! Congratulations!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Aw CONGRATULATIONS Lynn, I am over the moon for you and have done a little happy dance... those illustrations are just gorgoeus and your little bear... so cute and cuddly.
I am so happy that Miracle is doing well too... she looks very happy and obviously loves her new Mom and Pop xx

Marlene said...

Congratulations!! That's rockin' news!!!! Your chicky is SO CUTE!

Lori said...

Congrats, Lynn! Another success to add to your ever expanding repertoire! Great work! Miracle is so cute!

Nan said...

Oh Lynn, that is wonderful. How exciting! The pages are wonderful!
And it made me smile to see Miracle on your foot! So glad the baby made it!

Michele said...

this is wonderful news! so very cool. i know how much i appreciated the artwork in my son's many picture books when he was younger. what a gift to make this kind of a contribution to childrens' lives. fabulous.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Lynn, Congratulations on the book, your pages are wonderful. How exciting. Thank you for showing us your chick, she is beautiful, so glad to hear she is doing so well. Have a wonderful week Lynn. Hugs, Terri

Linda Robinson said...

How exciting.. That is so cool. I am happy for you! Your little chick Miracle is to cute, I just love the picture on you DH foot..

Hugs, Linda

*Jennie* said...

Wow! congratulation on your book commission.. fab news! :))

Daniele said...

double congratulations firstly for the book ...wow the pictures look so appealing esp. for the children and second congrats for rearing your little miracle so sweet sitting on your shoe
hugs

Helen said...

Congrats - that art work for the book is beautiful!!

Well done on your Miracle surrogacy!

misteejay said...

Congratulations - so exciting to be doing the artwork for a childrens book.

Your little chick seems to be growing well.

Beautiful bracelet - lucky you - enjoy.

Toni :o)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Seriously....I can't imagine what you will share as your next hidden talent. You continue to amaze. The spread for the children's book is fabulous.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Oh, and I think Miracle deserves her own story book, don't you?

2amscrapper said...

Congratulations! You are one talented lady!

Jo said...

Such exciting news about the book - well done! Miracle is so cute too.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, what fab artwork - no wonder you were commissioned. Congratulations. Can't wait to see it in print - it really is extraordinarily good! Great to see the pics of Miracle, too (great name, btw) and I'm pleased that she's doing so well!

JoAnne said...

Lynn, what exciting news!!!!! Your illustrations are wonderful. I'll certainly need to own a copy when published. I knew her when......
xoJoAnne

Suz said...

Lynn,
That is incredible news.I love your pictures. You will hve to keep us up to date on this. I love giving books to my young relatives for Christmas and birthdays...that old teacher in me.

Love that little Miracle. The picture of him on your husband's foot is fabulous.

Hugs,
Suz

P.S. I did become a follower but the first on your list is my daughter's picture. Because we signed up in her name, we can't figure out a way for her to become one and not me :-(

BEAR's Mom said...

Congrats Lynn...those pages are beautiful...this is exciting!!!

Keep us updated on Miracle!!!

oh...and there's that bracelet that i wanted :D

have a great week my friend.

~victoria~

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Congratulations Lynn!That is sooo exiting - I couldn't leave a comment yesterday-Love the pages you did for the book.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Jingle said...

Holy EXCITING, Batman!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations!!!! Your pages look fabulous!

Lynifyni said...

Congratulations of the commission! Your spreads are awesome...I know I'll buy copies of the book when it comes out for my grandkids! LynnF

Dawn said...

Oh well done you for a) keeping the secret ha ha and b) doing such a fabby job.

I wonder if I have read/seen this before I distinktley remember a mummy and baby called sprout but for the life of me I can not remember where wonder, if it's a disney film or something. Any way we all get our inspiration from somewhere the auther is sure no different is she? ;0)

I love your seet ilstrations you never stop with your many talents do you nearly every week you telling us of some hidden talent ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh and I am thrilled about Miracle is just darling so happy she came through sure the sleepless nights and hourly feed were worth it she is just such a happy chick :0)

Dxx

JeanFB said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS, Lynn!! Is there anything at all in the art world that you *can't* do???? These illustrations are absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see the book!

Your little chickie is adorable, too.... maybe a little cameo in the book? LOL!

Autumn said...

WOWZER! That is fantastic news, so very happy for you!!! Let us know more, I have daughters in the 8-10 range!
xx,
Autumn Clark

ScrappyPam said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

A BIG CONGRATS, Lynn!
I follow your blog & you are sooo talented.
Before stamping, I was an avid herb gardener (still do a bit).
Children are gonna Love your new book!
Awww, sweet little 'Miracle' chickie!
Vicki R. in OH

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations the pages you have done are fabulous am sure the completed book will be gorgeous.

Miracle growing quickly more congratulations on rearing a healthy youngster :)
xx Zoe

Lesley said...

Oh Lynn your illustrations are amazing! Congratulations on your commission!

Little Miracle has grown so much!!!

Cynnie said...

ahhh the chick...I had one in the fourth grade:)....it followed me everywhere. Congrats on the book...what a great project!!
Cynthia Schelzig...Cynnie

Gerrie Johnnic said...

!Congrats Lynn, I am so happy for you!! Beautiful pages, and Miracle is just so sweet and fluffy...please don't eat her

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Lynn, Congratulations on your fabulous new opportunity! I can't wait to see the book later on! Have a great rest of the summer!

Sandy XOX

Debby said...

Congratulations Lynn!!! How exciting this must be.
Debby

Kim said...

Oh, Lynn!!! I am so happy for you and your wonderful news!!! Can't wait to see the book in print!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Great news Lynn!!!!
Congratulations girl!!!!
:)

Miracle is a sweetie...you are such a good Mom! ;)

Linda said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you! I love the pages you created!!

Glad Miracle is doing so well! She is a cutie!

The bracelet is awesome!

Diane said...

Lynn, congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity!
Diane

Gaby Bee said...

Exciting news, Lynn! Congrats on your book commission!!! I'm realy happy for you!

Your little Miracle is just so sweet.

Have a wonderful day.
Gaby xo

Shar said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you!!! Picture lots of jumping up and down and whoohoos eminating from my side of the country!

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