As a children's illustrator I am always thankful that I can remember what it felt like to be a little kid. There are a few pivotal days that I call to mind when it comes to my early education. In the third grade I transferred from Ben Parker to Puohala Elementary School. Walking into the classroom and taking a seat was honestly harder than my first day at Scholastic, my junior year of college. This illustration is an homage to those kind of days, when you have to be strong, even though you are very little.You can see "The New Girl" in its entirety at Watercolor Wednesdays.