2019 Contest! SHARE TO WIN!

Alright lets get rid of the January Blahs with a little fun! I am giving away one signed copy of my poetry book to a lucky winner Feb 1st 2019. I will ship it lovingly to your home IF you love poetry, want something free and love to read!

SO what’s the catch? you HAVE TO SHARE! the more you can get your friends to share the more chances you have to win! so SHARE this poetry link and you will qualify to win! I will announce the Winner February 1st on my blog and all you gotta do is message me info for your prize! May the sharing-ist sharer win!

SO lets get this show on the road! Here is what I want you to share: this blog or this link that takes you to my link shown below!

*Contest is for USA, UK and Canada ONLY.

https://www.amazon.ca/Met-mor-pho-sis-Poetry/dp/1949609804/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547132924&sr=8-3&keywords=lizy+J+Campbell

Let me know you have shared it with a friendly hi or like. ( SO I can see who shared) thankie!!!

Second Book – Nanny Bananny

Drum roll please… Well I did another book despite having little to no time! I am very grateful to my traditional Publisher for picking this up!

People often ask me what the differences is between publishers, when I say traditional it means I do not pay to have my book published. The publisher picks it up meaning they do all the work! I wrote it and illustrated it and that’s where it ends, and I love that fact. Newer Publishers expect you to fork out money for your book. SO a tip for all you aspiring authors, try and find a traditional publisher, its cheaper and yes they get some of the profits but remember they are forking out the money in the first place so if you don’t have thousands of dollars to publish a book this is the best way to do it.

Back to my children’s book, This book was inspired by a funny story about a lady who wore a yellow full snowsuit and everyone called her a banana, but it looked really good on her… so I used my imagination to branch off of that. Its funny where the original ideas come from and the story isn’t anything like the concept.

That’s the wonderful thing about having a wild imagination, you never know what will come of it. I hope you all find this book hilarious and share with your friends. Kids will probably (if they haven’t already) start calling there grandma nana banana for a while too, its funny and silly so hopefully they won’t mind.

The story itself set in the city and nanny gets her costume stuck so she has no choice but to walk around town wearing it. You can only imagine the issues she has come about with that!

Go check it out on Amazon!  <<< rub on the word Amazon to take you directly!

Or copy and paste this link :  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1949609049/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cheers! ❤

I AM SO EXCITED!!! I JUST CANT HIDE IT!

Drum roll please!!! I am so excited to present to you my Children’s book Published by Pen it! Publications, LLC!!   This has been a long time coming. I am so grateful and humbled to see my book in my hands. I have been illustrating now for awhile and I got the writing bug to do my own children’s story.

I always wanted to create my own, but I had no idea what to write about. I was determined to become published this year, it was a goal of mine. I got it into my head that it was possible and so I put it out there and let it go.

I was hanging out with my friend one day and we kept running around to try and get stuff done and we had forgotten something. We burst out laughing and said ‘ its one of those days!’ I joked and said you know this would make a funny book and my friend looked at me and said yes it would.

Funny how things like this have a tendency to just come out of nowhere. I sat down to write it and it flowed!

That’s the amazing thing when its meant to be, its spontaneous and that’s usually when its your best work because you aren’t overthinking it to death.  Because believe me I was trying to think of something unusual and it wasn’t happening, but the second I forgot about it and relaxed that it would eventually find its way to me BOOM there it was!!

Like a lightning bolt, I saw the cover and how I wanted it to look. And here it is!!! My first very own Illustrated and written book. There will be more now I assure you, but they will all be different. Because I never do things the same as everyone else!

Please take the time to enjoy this book with your kids, this is about single moms doing it all for there kids and even though we forget we have fun along the way!

Copy and Paste this link to get a copy of your very own on Amazon.com 🙂 ❤

https://www.amazon.com/My-Forgetful-Mom-Lizy-Campbell/dp/1948390612/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527218641&sr=8-1&keywords=my+forgetful+mom&dpID=512-2R82xgL&preST=_SX258_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

And thank you to all those of you who have already! My heart is so full of love right now I am so so grateful!!! You are all so amazing and precious to me. MY FORGETFUL MOM

 

Namaste

Getting it out there

Sometimes when we see others doing things we wish we could do it too. We have fears that hold us back however. What if no one likes it? what if I don’t make any money?

These are all things that stop us from truly living. If we waited for perfect moments to come about to make things happen we would end up with nothing and our dreams would be put on hold forever.  Sometimes we need to just get it out there. So what if it isn’t perfect or it isn’t the trend, the point is it is what we need to do to fulfill our lives.

Putting it out there for everyone to see proves that we can accomplish things and dreams we have envisioned for our own pleasure. Does it really matter what anyone else thinks of what you have done? No All that matters is what you think. Are you happy at the end of the day. Do you feel satisfied with your accomplishments in life?

I wanted to be an author and illustrator. I decided this in my head. I had no idea how to do it or how I was going to accomplish it. But the idea and the determination was there. SO now after a few years of doing illustrations for people and getting a few books out there I decided to become an author. I had written poetry over the years and thought you know what I am gonna put it out there. I know its not perfect and I self published it on Amazon but you know what I DID IT! And now that the fear is out of my head I am writing a Children’s  book of my own and I am illustrating it. I can do anything I decide. Some way some how if you want to get out there and do something, just get the fear and toss it aside and do it. Because the feeling of having the books that I have illustrated out there from other authors and now a book I have in my hand that has my name on it, I can’t tell you how much confidence it gives me to go more and do more.

SO get out there and do it!!! You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish!

Namaste

https://www.amazon.ca/Emotional-Poetry/dp/1520435770/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515014406&sr=8-1&keywords=emotional+poetry

Being what an Author needs

By now you have decided you want to become an illustrator, that’s great! But how do you go about it?

Well, to start you should already have a portfolio online so potential customers can view some of the already fine works you have been able to produce.

What if I don’t have any past works to show? Well then now is the time to get some made. The work you put in now will pay off later. People are visual, they want to see what you are capable of.  Even if your style may not be everyone’s cup of tea the one that is looking for you needs to see your genre or type of work you can produce.

You need to find your skill that you excel at and stick to that type of Author who is looking for what you can produce.

When it comes to children’s books,elizabethcampbellearth-eye the art must be fun bright and engaging for the ever learning young minds of tomorrow.  The illustrator must be able to do various poses of the same character page after page and be consistent in color and style.

Practice makes perfect. In order to get better, we must continue to grow as artists, ever expanding our craft to make it better and better. Self-help shops online are a great way to learn tools of the trade without going back to school and keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest. It can be a wonderful asset to have in case you get a project that requires some different skill sets.

Want to learn more about how to become an illustrator?  stay tuned and I will be having a course that can guide you to learning the basics of the world of illustration.

I can’t give all my secrets away for free but there will be lots of tips like this that can help the aspiring artist grow. So stay tuned because this information I am giving has been proven to work for me and will work for you as well.

 

#illustration #learning #selfhelp #artworld #lizzywhothefunkc

Namaste

Oshawa Center Coloring Book

I am proud to announce that, I created the Oshawas adult coloring book!!!! When the mall reopened its door to 60 brand new stores and celebrated the 60th anniversary it also added in my adult coloring book I made for there mall!!!

I am thrilled that I got to be a part of this exciting time and Can’t wait to show you my next project I am working on! This is just the beginning of many wonderful things to come!

The Oshawa Center mall is giving this away only if you spend $100 to receive this special item!!! SO go grab one today!!  look below to see the rough draft before vectoring of the cover!! 🙂  interested in making one? great for any occasion including a fun give away at a wedding!! Message me to find out how to make a custom one for your special occasion. lizard423@hotmail.com

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Childrens book- Bumble Berry ‘Pop’

If you are lucky enough to do what you love why wouldn’t you?

Here is my latest greatest accomplishment, an illustrators dream. A children’s book that not only is a wonderful story but it has such a warm, friendly and lovable characters it was hard not to love creating this.

Penny Beevor, located in Hamilton ON Canada gave me the pleasure of creating her illustrations for her second book. She wanted to help children fall in love with reading by engaging illustrations and full page colorful ways to pull in the audience. I hope that I have done it justice.

Penny has been kind enough to add my name to the front cover as the illustrator as well which is an honor. This is my very first Children’s book so I want to give it the special recognition it deserves. Because their will be so many more to come!

Will be available for sale in print form on Amazon soon and I will post the link so you can grab one for your kids!!! This will delight all ages young and old as the story is really well written and a very thoughtful plot line.

We need more books like these for our little ones!!!  Thank you Penny for sharing with the world your wonderful stories!!