Got some exciting news!
a few weeks ago I received my first commission; to create illustrations for someone's book. I don't think I can talk much about it until after it's published, but so far everything's turning out well. The writer really loves what I've done even though adjustments had to be made a few times. The fact that someone would be that thrilled the first attempt is really inspiring and motivating.
Also... my husband Matthew and I are expecting our first child!! Baby Bren is due to be born late June!! We saw him/her for the first time two days ago- it's one thing to KNOW you're pregnant, but to actually see the little person that's growing inside.... it's hard to describe the overwhelming feeling!! It's a realization that this is really happening- we're really going to be parents- it's exciting and frightening. But I have faith that everything will be alright- I grew up in a broken household and turned out just fine. Baby Bren will have both parents- something I never had but will experience through him/her. What a blessing!! I couldn't ask God for anything better.