An Update on the Children's Book I Illustrated 🎨❤️

I have a little story to share with you today.

Last January one of my lovely clients referred me to her friend who had recently authored a children's book. This was a new project for me, and I hoped my artwork would be a good fit for the author, Nancy Rivest Green. 

The first time I spoke with Nancy on the phone, she read her story to me over the phone, and the whole book came to life in front of my eyes. I could picture the little main character Rosa living with her family in Mexico, I could see the vibrant plants popping up throughout the pages, and I visualized the brightly colored lettering as Rosa practiced her ABC's. I could see it all, and was so excited to work with Nancy to bring her writing to life! 

Arizona Illustrator - Rosa Gets It Right - Children's book illustrator - paige poppe artist

Here we are, about 18 months later. Through character development, a lot of feedback, and working with a wonderful publisher, my 33 pages of illustrations will be published this year! 

I am so excited to share that "Rosa Gets It Right" will be published late summer or early fall, and Nancy and I cannot wait to share our work with you. 

I'll be receiving the hard proof copy in the mail this week to review, and I can't imagine how exciting it's going to be to open that package! Ahh! 

Arizona Illustrator - Rosa Gets It Right - Children's book illustrator - paige poppe artist

If you would like to learn a bit more about the book, please enjoy this description from the back cover of "Rosa Gets It Right"

Rosa is always thinking about helping others. But it’s all that thinking that make others say – Wrong Again, Rosa! Follow Rosa as she finds a way to help herself by learning how to read. Join Rosa in this delightful alphabet book for emerging readers.  Look again and again throughout the book to find all the alphabet pictures, using both Spanish and English words.

“A charming way to introduce children to the alphabet as well as a second language.”
— Bettina Woolard, Author of Do You Love.

I also talk a bit more about the process + the book in the video below!

I will continue to keep you updated about the book's release & where you can find it! Thank you so much for your curiosity about the book and when you can expect it. Can't wait until I can get a physical copy in your hands!

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Sketchbook Tour!🎨Video Tour Inside My Lettering + Ideation Sketchbook

Hey hey!

Today I am sharing a sketchbook tour so you can see inside a finished sketchbook of mine! I have shared tours into my sketchbook in the past, and they are always well-received. Once I finished this sketchbook, I knew I had to share!

This sketchbook was mainly for hand lettering, client notes, and ideation. It really helped me develop new greeting card designs for my shop and was such a great tool for my creativity!

I think this sketchbook is a really great example of a "working sketchbook" in my opinion. It's not full of picture-perfect pieces, but was really crucial in my ideation process. I don't think I would have come up with my newest tote bag design or holiday greeting cards without it. 

Click below to watch:

Do you have different types of sketchbooks? While this is a more "working" sketchbook, I also have more with lettering or finished watercolors in them. It's nice to have a variety and maintain a bit of organization with your ideas. 

Thank you so much for watching!

And if you would like to be notified when I create new videos, I encourage you to subscribe to my YouTube channel! Click (or ring!) the bell icon to get notified when I upload. 

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Watercolor Timelapse Painting + Free Printable!🌸🎨

Hi friends! Happy spring.

Today I am sharing a time-lapse painting of this watercolor floral piece, and guess what?! You can also download it, print it out, and hang it up in your space!

Click below to watch:

Wanna download a free print of this piece? Click here to enter your email, and I'll send it to ya!

Already on my list? You'll receive this print today in your inbox 🎨

Thanks so much for watching + enjoy your new art!

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