once upon a [long] time [ago]

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Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Once upon a long time ago, I thought I wanted to be an author/illustrator. I took a lot of art classes in high school, alongside humanities and literature classes. But when it came time to declare a major in college, I opted for English. I don’t regret that decision. It has served me well.

If nothing else, my early art dabblings have given me an even deeper appreciation for the gorgeous work produced by professional illustrators. They are the reason I (and I suspect most of us) fell in love with children’s books in the first place.

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

 

 

 

Soon, Frog on a Dime will be hosting two tip-top talented illustrators. I know I usually talk about writing here, but these artists are the music to our lyrics. Please come back and enjoy. I find their journeys, and their creativity, inspiring. I bet you will too.

In the meantime, here’s some of my refrigerator art from once upon a long time ago–circa high school, 10th grade.

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

 

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

 

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

Illustration by Vicky Lorencen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My life will be the best illustration of all my work. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

10 responses »

  1. “Artists are the music to our lyrics”–I love that! And your art is awesome! I also, at one time, wanted to be an author/illustrator. I took a basic art class, and did quite well, but soon realized that I’m really only a writer, and not an artist. So I focus fully on my writing now, but love to read about illustrators. Looking forward to your upcoming posts.

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