PLAYDATE Book Trailer!!!
When someone is traveling, Iranians prepare a tray with a bowl of water.As they walk out the door, the other person throws the water from the bowl behind them. Water needs to be flowing for it to be pure and clean. It becomes putrid if it remains stagnant. Therefore, throwing the water behind the person is symbolic of flowing water, that this person may go safely on their travels, achieve everything they desire and return safely
I am super excited for this book!!!! I even got the honor to meet both Art director and the editor in person at Penguin Random House !
Project 2021 is a resistance campaign to showcase original work by artists as they process the world in today's political climate. Oh, and it also raises money for a few causes we think are really important.
So thrilled to be part of this project as its illustrator! Yaaay!
Can't wait to share what I am creating for this book!
I am SO honored that Dearest Matthew Winner accepted to do the cover reveal of my newest book on his blog!
This is my first book I have illustrated in the United States!
Let's read about it here:
Years ago when I immigrated to the United States, I could not illustrate a day like today clearly! I had some images in my mind about my future but they were fuzzy and blurred. Then it happened to me to know a society with people who love the same thing I love; Children’s Books!!! It is the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators! #SCBWI
People with having each other support and help one to another to reach to what they all love and care about!
I found my friends and I immediately felt it like my home! I told myself : This is where I belong to! I was not an alien here at SCBWI, not any more!
And today I see my artwork up there on SCBWI Winter Conference webpage! Such a HUGE Honor! Teary Eyes I have but with a BIG Smile!! :)
Yes! The Dream of yesterday is REAL today! :)
Thank you @SCBWI
Thank you Sarah Baker!
Thank you christy tugeau ewers and Christina @ The CAT Agency!
And Thank You Dorothia Rohner, our SCBWI Iowa Art Coordinator!!!
2018 WNDB Mentorship award!
My Art Show at UIHC, 2016
#noban #immigration #WWDTogether_immigration
Typography by: Afrouz Razavi
Illustration by: Rahele Jomepour Bell