My New Project – A Children’s Book!

As I’ve been thinking about the new year and where I want my art to go, the one big thing I can’t get out of my mind is creating a children’s book. I’ve been wanting to do one for quite some time and it’s been just sitting there in the back of my mind. So I figured, why not make that my big project for this year?


The coloring book I created a little over a year ago, Friendship in the Forest, was all about friendship and showing your friends that you care for them. I want this book to be similar, but still have a different lesson, so they can go hand-in-hand. I was thinking of making it about how all the animals in the forest are different, and it makes them special.

FF-04 forest-friends copy

When I think back on my childhood, I remember some nice moments, but I also remember the teasing. It bothers me how kids so easily make fun of each other for being different. I’d like to try to change that :) So I want to create a book about how the animals of the forest are all different, and it makes them special. For example, Bear is big, so he gives the best hugs. And Bunny has big, floppy ears, which make him a good listener.

Right now I’m working on the initial words & sketches. I’ll post more when I get some more stuff done! Thanks for reading :)

6 thoughts on “My New Project – A Children’s Book!

  1. I think that is a good intention/project for the new year. As to teasing, I just don’t know what the kids can learn in this environment of politicians, and everybody feeling like it is there right to say whatever they want about others!! I think the adults should learn first!

  2. Your illustrations are so incredibly adorable! I have often thought about writing a children’s book as well. I started collecting them long before I had my daughter! I just love the artwork in children’s literature. I like your idea for a theme too – I think everyone can relate to being teased or feeling left out at some point. Best of luck to you!

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