Friday Favorites #1: Tuesday Mourning, Illustrator


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I’ve been wanting to highlight some of my favorite illustrators and children’s authors for a while now, so this is a good motivation for me to do just that.

One of my favorite illustrators in the entire world is Tuesday Mourning.
Advice to publishers: if you want me to buy your book, have Tuesday
Mourning illustrate it.  I am a HUGE sucker for her artwork.  I can’t
tell you how many times I have been drawn to a book because of it’s
cover or illustrations only to realize that it is her work I am looking

About Tuesday Mourning:

Tuesday Mourning grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado where she and her
eight brothers and sisters drew constantly. She would look forward to
rainy days as they meant a lot of time indoors drawing paper dolls with
her sisters and creating elaborate stories about them. She later
received her bachelor’s of Fine Art at Brigham Young University where
she learned how to draw and paint for a living. Tuesday has illustrated
the covers of over 20 chapter books as well as four children’s picture
books including the acclaimed Princess Peepers books by Pam Calvert and
the popular rhyming story, Billy Milly, Short and Silly by Eve Feldman.
She feels ever grateful for the opportunity to be able to work doing
what she loves best. When not illustrating, Tuesday loves to spend time
with her husband and two boys, crafting, building, reading, exploring,
giggling and eating.

Stalk Tuesday Mourning:


Etsy (She has an Etsy Shop!)

Shannon Associates (her art rep/portfolio)


Books with Illustrations or Covers by Tuesday Mourning:

Now of course there are many more books that she has illustrated, but these are a few of the ones that I have read and loved.

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  • Reply
    Nicole Hewitt
    June 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

    These are all so cute! I love them too!!

    Nicole @ Best Kids' Reads

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    June 8, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I love her name and the illustrations are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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    Tressa S
    June 8, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Super cute! I'll be checking her out on Etsy and Goodreads. I'm really looking forward to seeing what other illustrators you showcase. Thanks for linking! It makes me feel loved. 😉

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    Adriana Garcia
    June 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I recognize Tuesday Mourning's work because of your reviews (:
    This is a really great meme. I must check out what it entails some more.

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    Gina R
    June 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Okay, I have to admit it…when I first saw the title of this post, I thought…is that a typo? (the name) Doh! ^_^ After reading about the illustrator or rather seeing her work, I TOTALLY recognize it now…and I'm loving the PEEPERS book at the end there. So cute! Thanks for the share!

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      June 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      That's funny! 🙂 I did the same thing the first time I saw her name. The Peepers book is adorable. I don't think I've reviewed it on the blog, but it is super cute. Definitely a good one for little girls.

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