Jeanne Balsam is an illustrator, writer and one of my favourite bloggers. Now she’s launched a new line of Christmas and holiday cards, and a special journal she’s created.
If you’re looking for interesting Christmas and holiday cards or a gift, may I suggest you check out her site on Etsy?
Jeanne’s love of drawing goes back to early childhood.
“I’ve been drawing pictures all my life from when I was a small child. I started focusing on children’s book writing and illustrating shortly after I graduated from art school, and I’ve worked on and off doing a variety of illustration over the years, including pet portraiture for a while.”
She created French Bulldog illustrations for the quarterly magazine, Just Frenchies, for many years, and fell in love with the breed. She would like to have a Frenchie pet of her own, when “the circumstances are right”.
Her shop on Etsy is brand-new and Jeanne is delighted that it’s taking off so quickly.
She’s also working on other projects:
“I have written a lovely piece that I will illustrate with Frenchies and make giclée prints. I can’t imagine I’ll have time to do this before the holidays, though. I am currently working on the graphic design of a picture book for a lovely client along with numerous other graphics projects. And I still have my eye on being a published picture book author and illustrator, too.”
Through her blog, I’ve watched Jeanne grow in her field in recent years. I’m impressed with her achievements and look forward to her continued success. Please check out her work: