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I just got home from a fun morning with 18 of the coolest kids in town at the Ball Ground Public Library! And they’ve got SKILLS! There’s just something extra neat about younger kids and their confidence in their art. I’m used to teaching big kids (high-schoolers) who are much more scared of failing. I was really nervous at first teaching these younger ones, but I was reminded how amazing kids are. They made me feel so welcome and comfortable and happy :) Just another reminder that I’m in the right place,¬†pursuing¬†the career of my dreams. If I keep doing stuff like this as an unpublished illustrator, I’ll be “fit as a fiddle” when I need to do workshops and talk to kids, etc. as a published illustrator.

Look how great these portraits turned out!…

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I think it was a hit! And I’m so grateful for everyone who came today! And thanks for letting me know you had a good time!

Love,

Shanda!

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  • This is so cool Shanda. What a great way to share your talent. I love looking at all the marvelous things you do!

    Comment by Julie Caponigro — July 10, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

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Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author