…As Seen On The Ellen Show
I was thrilled and flattered to be chosen to illustrate ‘Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie written by the captivating cousins Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland. Their charming story of being princesses in their trademark tutus and tiaras, hosting a fine afternoon tea party, captured my imagination immediately.
Sophia’s gregarious personality and Rosie’s sweet innocence was infectious and I began to sketch straight away, capturing the spinning, dancing and singing duo.
The illustrations sprang to life as soon as the colour was applied to the paper, just as they do during their TV appearances on The Ellen Show.
Every princess’s dream book!!!
The Story Of Jazz Jennings
I have recently had the pleasure of illustrating the book “I Am Jazz” have a look below for a little more information on this wonderful commission.
Jazz Jennings was born a boy, but started to show leanings toward a feminine side at only 15 months old. By age 2, Jazz started to verbalize her feelings that “she was a girl,” and by 5 she was one of the youngest people ever to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria ― a persistent unease with the characteristics of one’s gender, accompanied by a strong identification with the opposite gender.
After the diagnosis, Jazz’s incredibly supportive family decided to embrace her inner feelings and allowed her to start transitioning from male to female while she was only in kindergarten. Although she was teased on occasion, Jazz maintained her outgoing personality and never let anyone stand in the way of her confidence about her gender identity.
Now, at 14, Jazz has co-authored an illustrated memoir aimed at children called “I Am Jazz.” The book chronicles the early years of Jazz’s life, from her diagnosis to her struggles at school, and it’s not just for kids in the LGBTQ community but for anyone who feels like they don’t fit in.
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