SCBWI – A WORLD OF BOOKS AND ILLUSTRATION

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Today I joined the “SCBWI“, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

I was at a BBQ last year and I met a woman who told me about the Society and I was intrigued. But I didn’t feel comfortable enough to sign up, but today’s the day! I signed up and I will upload some images to my gallery there and I hope that they will be liked by others. I’m also looking forward to getting some critique so I can develop and improve my work as an artist.

Member-badges

I just love children’s books and my wish is to illustrate children’s books in the future. I think books, in general, are important for every person, but even more for children who have a different view of the world and are growing and discovering every day. I want to give children the opportunity to have a fun experience with books so they keep on reading when they become grown-ups and share their love for stories and pictures with their children and grandchildren. I remember when I learned how to read that it opened a door for me into fantastic worlds I could have never imagined. With the help of my precious library card I went on adventures, discovered new things and I was always learning something new that fascinated me. When I grew older I switched from the more positive centered world of children’s books to literature for teens and I learned to cope with cruel characters and stories that don’t always have a happy ending. I even started to pick topics (like psychology, biology, drugs, cults, …) I tried to read as much about as I could find in our small local library. And I always enjoyed coming back to picture books and children’s books when I read them to my smaller siblings, my cousins or the children  I was taking care at a summer camp I volunteered at.

So here I am, painting pictures, hoping that a child out there finds themselves in the adventures of the story. And I hope the SCBWI will help me get discovered by them.

My Profile on SCBWI.

Off to new shores!

The Journey Begins

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Welcome to my page!

I’m a creative mind in a crazy world full of undiscovered experiences. I want to share my passion for art and the ways I’m expressing myself through my own art. This page will give you the opportunity to see my portfolio, but also have a look behind the easel. Next to my work with watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, and other materials you will find my thoughts, my emotions, and experiences.

I’m looking forward to explore & create,

Corinna

“Creativity takes courage.” — Henri Matisse