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Shawna Tenney
Mommy, artist, only a little bit crazy!
Mommy, artist, only a little bit crazy!

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Brunhilda's Backwards Day Trailer:

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A big thanks to the amazing Oatley Academy team and picture book creator Mark Pett for helping me put together a fantastic new episode the Stories Unbound Podcast! You can hear today's episode here:

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Happy Holidays from me and The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling! A new episode of ‪#‎StoriesUnbound‬ for your listening enjoyment! Today is part 2 of our interview with Giuseppe Castellano, Sr. Art Director at Penguin Random House with guest co-host Renee Kurilla!

It's finally here! Please SUBSCRIBE to 'Stories Unbound' in Itunes! I'm so happy to be the host of this awesome new show for the Oatley Academy and share it with you!

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'Looks what finally arrived in the mail today! Cover and characters illustrated by me. Can't wait to try out the game! #cardgame #gamenight #fantasy #illustration #art''Here's my illustrations in the November issue of The Friend ! #art #illustration''Day 2 of #inktober. Eustace as a dragon- Voyage of the Dawn Treader. #inktober #illustration #chroniclesofnarnia #art''Since, I don't feel very confident with pen and ink, I'm going to participate in #inktober this year to try and get better! So here is my first ink illo- Fflewddur Fflam from the Prydain Chronicles. I will be drawing more of my favorite characters from books and fairy tales all month!''Here's a picture from Salt Lake Comic Con last Saturday. Thanks to my amazing artist friend, Manelle Oliphant for letting me share her table for one day! It was lots of fun, and I learned a lot!''I will be selling at Salt Lake City Comic Con on Saturday only in Artist Alley Table Purple 32! I will be sharing a table with my friend Manelle Oliphant! Besides selling prints, I will be selling some fun wizard jewelry and key chains. Come and say "hi" if you're at the Con on Saturday September 26th! Can't wait! #slcc2015 #wizards''Brunhilda has an evil plan: to send these post cards to all the art directors in New York City! Kee Hee Hee!! #postcards #kidlitart #illustration''Just for fun- I illustrated two articles for the Friend Magazine's July and August issues. It was a historical story. Here's one of the images from the August issue.''This is how I feel sometimes when I'm at the final stretch of a deadline, as I am now. Years of my life are being sucked away. haha! But on the awesome side of things, I am almost done with all the illustrations for my book, Brunhilda's Backwards Day. A Journey that has been 2 1/2 years in the making, and will be 3 1/2 years before publication (Fall 2016). But it has been an amazing journey, and I'm excited to write and illustrate more of my very own stories!'

Chris Perry
January 11, 2014 at 7:43am
Thanks for your input on my art. I will work on more expressive faces and body language.

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Russ Cox
December 25, 2013 at 6:52am
Did you know that Rosie was featured on the Huffington Post?

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LaNell Koenig Wilson
December 20, 2013 at 4:26pm
Hi Shawna, your page is great and I liked it. what are your illustr... See More

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I'm very proud to announce a new podcast on The Oatley Academy Podcasting Network: Stories Unbound: Your Guide to the Growing World of Kidlit and Children's Book Publishing.

I am the host, and I'm incredibly excited to share this podcast with the creators in the ‪#‎kidlit‬ industry!

Chris Oatley, director at The Oatley Academy has been an amazing aid and support in helping this show come to life.

The show will launch tomorrow! Hear Chris and I talk about the show and find more information here:

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Blog Moving to Website
Yes, you read that right! I've finally decided to make the switch. I am going to be moving my blog directly to my website. It will be a new blog. In fact, you can see it here . It's sad to say good-bye to my old blogspot blog. We've been together for 9 year...
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