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12 Illustrator and 12 Writer Tips for 2015

12 Illustrator and 12 Writer Tips for 2015

This morning, my painting “Let It Snow” was featured on Kathy Temean’s inspiring writing and illustrating blog. Thank you, Kathy. 🙂

Let it Snow

Let it Snow

More importantly, Kathy has written two super posts about 12 Things Writers and Illustrators Should Do in 2015.

Here is the first post geared to illustrators: 12 Tips for What to Do in 2015 – Part 1.

Here is the second post (which is today’s) geared to writers: 12 Things to Do in 2015 – Part 2.

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I’ve Made Only One New Year’s Resolution!

I’ve Made Only One New Year’s Resolution!

The countdown is on. And with only three days left in 2013, I’m ending on a high note. This morning, my painting below was featured on Kathy Temean’s inspiring writing and illustrating blog (along with forty-two, super-talented illustrators). Thank you, Kathy!

Joy, Love, Peace - Tracy Campbell - Kathy Temean - December Illustration


I’m also looking forward to ringing in 2014. It’ll be a new year, and a new beginning.

And I’ve made only one resolution for 2014.

“Put God in charge of all of (my) work (dreams), then what (I’ve) planned will take place.”

Proverbs 16:3. (The Message)

That doesn’t mean I get to sit back and wait for my dreams to miraculously appear. Nope, I still have to work hard. But I’ll also work smarter which means cutting back on social media so I can spend more time doing what I love most–illustrating and writing.

May 2014 be filled with joy, love, and peace.

Happy New Year from Matilda, Indy, and ME!


Have you made any resolutions for 2014? If so, what are they?

Help Out “Authors for the Philippines” Online Auction

Help Out “Authors for the Philippines” Online Auction

phil_badge1The Filipino people are dear to my heart. I haven’t had the privilege of visiting the Philippine’s yet, but my niece, who lived in a Christian boarding school in Manila, recounted heartfelt stories about these lovely people. Currently, my nephew lives in Manila.

My sister said, “Manila was spared. Unfortunately, Typhoon Haiyan delivered its deadly blow 500 kilometers south. The school is collecting items to send down to the affected areas, but it is difficult going due to the condition of the roads.”

I have three Filipino friends who attend my church. I don’t know all the details, but they have family members back home who desperately need help. One of the young men had to leave his young wife and extended family to find work in Canada. A few weeks ago, his wife delivered their first child. He hasn’t been able to hold his little one, and now he can’t return to his country island until spring.

So I want you to know that “Authors for the Philippines” has an online auction running until November 20, 2013. That’s just five more days.

If you’re an author, you can still donate a manuscript critique, a writing course, or perhaps a copy or two of your latest book. If you’re an artist, you can donate a masterpiece.

Do you love to read?

I hope so because there are books for all ages that you can bid on.

And here’s a big shout out to author and illustrator, Kathy Temean. If she had not blogged about this worthy cause, I’d still be in the dark, and then I wouldn’t have been able to help…today.

Now I can!

I’ve donated ten of my whimsical greeting cards.


Visit “Authors for the Philippines” and check out the amazing items now up for auction.

The clock’s ticking.

“Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”

Phil. 2:4b – The Message

You can also help by reblogging this post and/or sharing it on any social media site you can think of.

Thank you!


P.S. For up-to-date news on the Philippines, click through to CBC News.

The Making of An Artist

The Making of An Artist

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I escaped from my mason jar, and I’m ba-ack! And I’m ticked! If Tracy was around, I’d smack her upside the head with my watering can.

Do you want to know why? I’m gonna tell you why.

Today, Tracy is a featured artist over at that talented author and illustrator’s blog—Kathy Temean. But out of the thirty plus masterpieces being showcased, my be-ee-a-u-ti-ful mug shot isn’t on display. The rinky-dink illustration of me on this banner doesn’t count. Read the rest of this entry