The Gift of Paper

A few years ago, I introduced by a dear friend to a small publisher in search of illustrators. The publisher and I talked for an hour about my background and my passion for all things paper related. I told him about studying fashion design and starting my own stationery line. I told him about my adventures designing and making paper creations for the White House Christmas. We talked about how I wasn’t always sure what I would grow up to do, but that I was always encouraged by my brother to follow my passion. We finished our call, agreeing that when a manuscript came his way that he thought would fit my style, he would send it over.

A few hours after that call, the publisher sent me a manuscript. One that he had written about a girl that loves paper. I was touched, overwhelmed, honored... and so excited to illustrate my very first children's book- one that is about me. 
I have been blessed with a family, husband and dear friends who always support me and never blink at whatever crazy thing I say I'm making next. Thank you ALL for all the words of encouragement and support. You make my paper-filled life a dream come true. 

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