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thank you

It’s been a strange and complicated year. As I read, daily, about the devastating turns of our government, I question myself constantly. What can I do to help combat fear and hate? Whether it was through art for good or donations, this year my guiding light was giving. Within the limits of my career, family and life I found new ways to give and contribute.

Whenever a person buys my books, prints, writes reviews or shares my work I thank them for their support. I cannot emphasize enough how much it matters. Your support enables me to give back. We are in this together!

I know there’s still so much work to be done, but as the year closes I am grateful that we did our best to combat hate with love.

And I came here to remind you of shipping deadlines! Please place your orders by Dec 20th to ensure delivery by Christmas.

I hope you have a happy, happy holidays.

Warmly,

Nidhi

last day to pre-order volume 3

Today is the last day to pre-order Everyday Love Volume 3 and receive an original sketch inside the book! I’ve been enjoying sketching in the books – the above are just a few of the drawings I’ve completed.

We received the books on Thursday and will be shipping them all pre-orders on Monday! Also today is the last day to buy it at the pre-order price of $30.

Thank you for all the support!

etsy holiday show

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We are kicking off our holiday shows with my favorite Etsy Holiday show this weekend in San Francisco. Come shop over 200 local makers if you’re around!

 

Meanwhile I’ve been busy working on proposals to two new graphic novels – fingers crossed that I can finish them before Thanksgiving and see if there’s interest in them – keeping my head down and working is what’s getting me through.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday week <3

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stories and snuggles

mom reading to baby inktober drawing by nidhi chanani

Stories & Snuggles – SOLD (with gold paint accents)

All original inktober drawings are available for purchase (including shipping) if you’re the first to contact me! They measure 2.5×3.5 inches on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, color markers, microns and a little dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post with sold if they’re gone ^_^

fall reading

fall reading ink drawing by nidhi chanani

SOLD

All original inktober drawings are available for purchase for $30 (including shipping) if you’re the first to contact me! They measure 2.5×3.5 inches on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, color markers, microns and a little dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post with sold if they’re gone ^_^

book dream boy

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I don’t usually do two versions of the same illustration – but I really wanted to do this one!

Remembering MLK today, I share his words “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Have a great week!

book dream believer

bookdreambelieverencouraged by a few folks, i submitted the above piece for the reading rainbow kickstarter calendar. you can vote for it only if you contributed to the kickstarter here.

i was also interviewed by monica lee on her wonderful blog, smart creative women. you can see it here.

have a wonderful day!

book news!

wonderfulworld

i am thrilled to announce that i will be working on a children’s book with author hugh howey. over the next few months i will be creating 32 illustrations for his lovely book about a cloud named misty.

it’s been nearly 4 years since i started working as an artist full-time, and for the first time i feel truly legit. i’m working on two books – pashmina, my graphic novel, and now this project with hugh. it feels like all the late nights, conventions and craft shows have brought me here and i feel happy.

in order to manage my book deadlines, i will be pulling back from my regular illustration posts – i will try to post one image a week, but can’t make any promises!

i hope you have a lovely week!

when i read

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it was my mom’s love for books that led me to love reading. because of her i know i can always find great hope, adventure and emotion in books. when i read i can imagine another world. when i read i learn to appreciate this world. most of all when i read i remember days and nights sitting beside my mom, reading.

happy birthday to my favorite person to read with ^_^

 

page turner + denver comicon

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we are off to denver comicon tomorrow! i am super excited to be beside the amazing lyla warren. if you’re in the denver area come and say hello! we will be in artist alley at table C16 ^_^

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