the llama life

sakura

I don’t have a lot of time these days. So I ignore email, trust my instincts and draw direct in photoshop without sketching (!!) and try not to erase. Results will vary but this is how I want to push myself as an artist. I learn each time I finish something – inking 200 pages is teaching me every day. These warm ups are giving me needed freedom and joy.

winter wonder

shubh raatri dost soon!

Happy new year!

It’s less than a month away from the release of my bilingual board book, Shubh Raatri Dost / Good Night Friend! Raising a child bilingual/bicultural is wonderfully challenging. I created this board book with families like ours in mind. With the romanized Hindi on each page, both my husband and I can read this book to our child. You don’t need to know Hindi to utilize it.

We received advance copies of this book and it’s absolutely wonderful to see the effect in action. My daughter remembers the names of animals in Hindi better and says shubh raatri regularly.

I will be reading and signing the book at the Books Inc in Palo Alto on February 3rd.

Meanwhile I’m working away on my next graphic novel, Jukebox, and some unannounced projects. It’s going to be a busy and fun year!

I hope to see some of you at my upcoming events!

 

diwali family

happy, happy diwali everyone!

big diya

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What a month – thank you everyone for all your support of my inktober drawings. I’m so happy I made all 31!

I am hosting a giveaway on my instagram of my forthcoming picture book, written by Bea Birdsong, I WILL BE FIERCE.

And, this last piece is available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns and marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

warm kitty weather

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All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

princess kajal

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My daughter named this one ^_^

All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

pumpkin pals

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All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

giant hug

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We could all use one of these.

All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!