I'm a self-taught illustrator & credit my artistic gift to inheritance and long hours of work on technique and skill. My mother, an artist for many years, and my father, a poet and a writer, gave me inspiration and commitment to pursue art as a profession. As a young adult, I met Mr. D. H. Kunte, who became my mentor. My primary work has been in illustrations for greeting cards. But my love of children has steered me towards facilitating Children’s Art Workshops in India and illustrations for children’s books.
I work from my home studio in Mumbai, India. I also enjoy American pop music, Indian music and traditional Indian cooking.
I am sending this out to BMN members who specialize in any aspect of children's book publishing, whether your an author, artist, publisher, or offer some other valued skill needed in the creation of children's books.
I invite you to follow my blogs and comment, critique, and network with me as friends (so I can follow your work too).
I have found ning in general to be the best marketing and reference tool compared to any advertising, networking, or leads I have ever used -- free or paid for. And all it's costs is our time.
Many of you are already in my friend network, and thank you for sharing your work with me. For those of you reading, this that I have not introduced myself too, I would like to now, and ask we be friends so I can follow your craft as well.
We all need to support each others work through this economic distress, no stimulus or bail out is going to help us.
In my latest blog post, you will also see three other ning networks that I have created. One for children's book professionals/enthusiasts, one for southern/Tennessee writers, artists, etc., and one for WillowRaven clients (present, past, or future) or simply just fans of my work. I invite you to join the appropriate ones for you as well.