Hi everyone! On the weekend of May 3-5th, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators' Marvelous Midwest Conference in Naperville, Illinois. This was my first time attending any SCBWI conference, since I recently just joined the organization last fall. I wanted to share with you my experiences… Continue reading Reflections on SCBWI’s Marvelous Midwest Conference 2019
Hello everyone! I just realized this is my FIRST post of 2019! It's been a while, but I had so much going on in my life. Things are kind of settling down now, so I had the time to write here. I want to share with you guys some things that have been happening and things… Continue reading Hmong Artist Interviews & Updates
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Some of you probably even did some shopping for the holidays, while those of you who have your own business may find yourselves having to ship out things! So with that, let's talk about how to ship artwork! Some of you may have your… Continue reading How to ship artwork?
The months of November and December mark the celebration of the annual Hmong New Years. In the United States, Hmong communities from around the country would each host their own public events to celebrate the upcoming New Year. Traditionally, the Hmong New Year celebrates the end of the harvest season and was a time of… Continue reading I used to hate wearing Hmong clothes!
Hello everyone! Today I'll be talking about how to open an online store. This article is written particularly for artists and the platforms they can use to start selling their work online. As artists, some of us may want to make money from our art or enable people all over the world to purchase our work,… Continue reading How to open an online store?
I remembered thinking about this question a long time ago, like back when I was still in high school. I remembered getting promotional mailers from the Art Institutes and thinking to myself if it was worth it to go or if I could even get into one? I also didn't know if I was able… Continue reading Should I go to Art School?
Last updated: March 7, 2019 Growing up as a Hmong-American girl in a mainly Caucasian community, it was difficult to find books (particularly picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels) about the Hmong people or books featuring Hmong characters or experiences. Because of that, as a child I didn't have an appreciation and acceptance for… Continue reading Hmong Picture Books, Chapter Books, & Graphic Novels