• My Great Portfolio Reveal 2020

    I have been watching a lot of the BBC Great Shows..

    The Great British Baking Show, which makes me hungry and encouraged my adult daughter to come home and bake hip widening treats for days at Christmas.

    The Great Pottery Throw Down: which has encouraged, no, convinced my husband and 10 yo daughter that we need to add a wheel and a kiln to our basement workshop. No complaints here.

    The Great British Sewing Bee: which has inspired me to dust off my sewing skills and sew a made to fit dress for my 10 yo for her fourth grade dance. 

    I am also in the midst of creating new material for my portfolio to take with me to the Editor/Agent Day in March and to the NESCBWI conference in May.  All of the deadlines to receive feedback for these opportunities are in March.  So I thought, let's make an event of it.

    If I'm really honest, I'm also wanting to increase my followers on Instagram.  All three of these inspirations, deadlines, and goals led me to create My Great Portfolio Reveal 2020: an Instagram only event.

    Each day I release a new image from my current portfolio on Instagram.

    My portfolio includes a few tried and true images that I am keeping in my portfolio because I love them and so do others (frog pirate.jpg).

    I have several images from my Penelope Inktober 2019 story that I've done up in my current pencil and computer wash style. 

    And then there is the new stuff.  Some of the new stuff isn't done yet. I'm diligently shading and painting even as I am posting.   Today as soon as I'm done with this post, I am going to finish up my dragon piece.

    My portfolio plan had 21 images in it.  I've already pulled one image out, because it is my weakest piece. But I still have 20 images. And if you follow me on Instagram, you'll get to see them all first.  I hope I see you there. @pamela.hanks

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