Art Director Liz Kalloch from Mabel Magazine contacted me with a fun request -- would I illustrate the quote: "A year from now you may wish you had started today" by Karen Lamb. She gave me the freedom to interpret it in any way I pleased. So after sketching out a couple different approaches I landed on this imagery: a little caterpillar sitting on a branch while he watched butterflies float up and away. It was what he could have become if he'd been brave. I really like how it turned out and Mabel ended up putting it on the inside front cover!
Thanks, Liz, for the opportunity!