When my kids were small, I fell in love with the picture books we read together every night and decided to try my hand at being a children's book illustrator. Heading to the Wedding was written by Sara Shacter and illustrated by yours truly in 2006. The main characters in the story were an 8-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister. Since my own children happened to be 8 and 6 at the time, I used them as models. Scroll down to see some of my portfolio pieces from that time period as well.