(This issue was released on 24th December, 2022.)
Hello, Aishwarya here!
Thank you so much for subscribing to my newsletter "🎨 art & chai ☕"
This is issue #0 since I wanted to try sending one out to see how it goes. 😊
The newsletter will have two sections; one being about art (which would have me sharing some artworks, project news, commissions updates, etc.) and the other about general life updates (hence, the chai!).
My goal is to keep these short (I will do my best!), simple and once a month~
i) My debut picture book (as an artist) written by Shachi Kaushik, 🪔 DIWALI IN MY NEW HOME 🪔, was published in September 2022 by Beaming Books US! If you follow me on social media, you already know about this, I hope! If you've read our book, please consider leaving a review online. 💛 ~ buy it here ~
ii) I got to illustrate my second book cover, 🚽 THE YEAR MY LIFE WENT DOWN THE TOILET 🚽, written by Jake Maia Arlow, art direction, title lettering and jacket design by Kaitlin Yang, coming out on May 2, 2023 from Dial/Penguin Random House. 🎉 ~ pre-order it here ~
iii) For the last 6 months I've been working as a colorist on a GN. The book will release in fall next year! This is my first time coloring a full GN and the people I'm working with have been very kind and helpful. I hope you'll look forward to it's release! 👻
i) HarperCollins Union workers on STRIKE!!!
The union workers have been on strike since 10th November, 2022. They are on a strike for "building a more equitable, ethical, and inclusive workplace at HarperCollins."
Learn more about the strike and how you can show your support HERE.
ii) While December has been light for me work-wise, it was busier with some personal life things. I got to go on two, short road trips with my family to attend two family weddings of my cousins and meet my relatives after many years. Coming back home, I attended a school friend's wedding reception and met some classmates/friends after almost 15 years! It was a wonderful evening getting to celebrate the newlyweds' life and reconnecting with old friends. 😊
That's it for now! Thank you so much for reading. 💛
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holidays and a happy new year! 🎉
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Amazing book covers! 👏