New Art and The Satisfaction that comes with working on Revision

Yipee!
I'm all geared up for the The Western Washington Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrator's Conference this weekend!

I have been basking in studio time and making lots of new art. I'll try to update my regular website portfolio in the next couple of weeks.
For now, I'm posting a bunch of pictures here. The first goes with the Opossum, Crow and Armadillo illustration I posted a couple of weeks ago. The others are new illustrations that go with my story When Walter Waves.
I Like how this one turned out best:
When Walter Waves is a dummy book I've been working on revisions for. I'm learning a lot about revision and it's just awesome!

I've mostly learned that revision takes time! If something feels like it's still missing even when you think it's good -- wait awhile. Then try getting more feedback. Search for the thumping heart that keeps it alive.

I'm scheduled for a couple of critiques this weekend. Bring them on!