Carrie O'NeillWhy did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?
I choose to submit "Take a Deep Breath and Count to Ten" because it is the central image for the picture book I am writing and illustrating. I thought it would hold up as a stand-alone image.
What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
As an author and illustrator trying to break into the field, SCBWI has been an invaluable resource. Attending my first regional SCBWI conference last spring was a life-changing experience! Although I was nervous when I arrived, spending an entire weekend with people who are passionate about children's books and freely share their experience within the industry was a warm welcome into the community.
What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was the funniest book I had ever read. I still have the copy from when I was a kid.
Fun fact: Carrie uses gouache and pencil. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.
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