First post on the new page

Hello, and welcome to my new website.  It's been several years since I've had one, because I was busy taking classes in illustration, and brushing up on old art skills as well.  It's been a good year - I was second runner up in the SCBWI Tomie dePaola contest this year, and I just won the SCBWI-WI Illustrator award for the contest we do at our fall conference every year.  My goal is to start getting work at magazines and, potentially, picture books before this year is out.  I hope to be blogging at least once a week with news and tips for other aspiring illustrators.