photo from last weekend (event at Greenlight Bookstore with The Forest Feast)
Creating a book from idea to printed product is a long and demanding process. Then you have to spread the word about it which means totally making yourself vulnerable and hoping people like what they see enough to share it with their followers and especially that friends will rally behind you. I feel beyond grateful to feel the support of so many publications and friends. Here’s what’s out so far about A Mother is a Story in the press if you’d like to see:
The Cut was first on board to show their favorite spreads from the book which they referred to as “ethereal” and “sublime.” Real Simple shared great quotes for new moms. Refinery29 shared favorite spreads and promised you’d get “misty-eyed” but also find hilarity in the book.
Holly Becker of Decor8 had me write tips for work/life balance and Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom asked me to share the story of my day-to-day as an illustrator and mom. I wrote an essay on my experience of motherhood for Verily Magazine. Well-Rounded shared a journal entry for my daughter Vivi.
Elizabeth Antonia of The Littlest wrote and shot a beautiful feature (and hey, did you know it’s her on the cover of the book?!). Irene Hoofs of Bloesem shot stunning pictures of the book and her thoughts as well.
Jordan Ferney and her team Oh Happy Day! blew me away with the gorgeous styling of a special set of custom printables I made exclusively for them to share and for you to download for free.
I installed a display in the window at The New York Public Library with stunning paper flowers by Eloise Corr Danch and bookcases by Erik Heywood. The NYPL shop sent out a feature on the book in their spring newsletter.
I was totally honored to be included in these amazing gift guides by: OhJoy!, Glamour, La La Lovely, Amazon Kitchen X Cannelle et Vanille Mother’s Day gift guide, Design for Mankind, Hatch Collection Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Story and Well-Rounded NY.
Of course I’m always thrilled to be in magazines such as: Kiwi Magazine (May 2016) | Pregnancy + Newborn Magazine (May 2016) | Family Circle Magazine (May 2016).
It’s been amazing seeing the gorgeous instagram features by my friends and supporters using #amotherisastory.
Here’s the press page for the book where I’ll be adding new features as they come in.