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I Spent Years Trying To Publish Kids Books. Publishers Rejected Them But I Kept Trying
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Art, Illustration6 years ago

I Spent Years Trying To Publish Kids Books. Publishers Rejected Them But I Kept Trying

I love animals and I love reading. I studied literature before I studied art. When I began my drawing series I incorporated my love of animals into my work. As my art career grew I drafted many kids’ books and pitched them to publishers. After many attempts, I still haven’t sold any (I will keep trying).

Meanwhile, I began selling prints of my animal drawings. At first, friends bought them, then friends of friends, then strangers… and the adorable animal prints even ended up in the nursery on the TV show Modern Family. Most of the people who buy my animal prints put them in children’s rooms. I had never seen them in person until I went to visit one of my friends. My beautiful drawings were above her son’s bed. I realized then that children are growing up with this art. My work is now on the walls of my daughter’s nursery.

So maybe I don’t have a children’s book they can love, but I have the next best thing – drawings for kids. Children wake up and drift off to dreams looking at my art. For me, that’s a big success. I also draw illustrations of everyday love, which you can see here.

More info: everydayloveart.com | Etsy

Sleepy bear

Three of us

Bears need sleep

Bear down

Love train

Pandamonium

Kitty love

Up and away

Snacktime

Pa ra pa pum pum

Chrismoose

Winter fun

Floating Love

Dancing Days

Snuggle

Grand view

Wild love

Bear necessities

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MilennaAndrade
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6 years ago

It's so cute

lexcochran
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6 years ago

amazing you could do childrens books theyd love your drawings

KavitaJoshi
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6 years ago

very lovely! do you sell the prints online?

Community Member
6 years ago

yes! you can find them here: http://everydayloveart.com

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MilennaAndrade
Community Member
6 years ago

It's so cute

lexcochran
Community Member
6 years ago

amazing you could do childrens books theyd love your drawings

KavitaJoshi
Community Member
6 years ago

very lovely! do you sell the prints online?

Community Member
6 years ago

yes! you can find them here: http://everydayloveart.com

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