Rainbow Boy – in my hands!

SHEESH this was so exciting to open with my kids! My #illustrator copies of #RainbowBoy came today! Can’t wait for the world to get theirs Jan 19th!! 🎉❤️🌈 @BeamingBooksMN @TaylorRouanzion #kidlit #queerkidlit #picturebook #lgbtqartist pic.twitter.com/qCEm78GQI1 — Stacey Chomiak (@stacerchomiak) January 9, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js THIS was a GREAT. MOMENT. I received my illustrator copies of RAINBOWContinue reading “Rainbow Boy – in my hands!”

Rainbow Boy’s almost here!

It feels like yesterday when my agent Claire sent me the first email about Rainbow Boy. Beaming Books was publishing it, and looking for an illustrator – and they were hoping I would be interested in doing it. A picture book about a gender non-conforming boy who loves tutus AND basketball? What’s not to like?!??!Continue reading “Rainbow Boy’s almost here!”

Buy art for Christmas!

Whew, this year is gonna be a liiiiiittle different for Christmas shopping, amiright?? Or maybe you already did all your shopping online, so no change for you. Either way, it’s my artist duty to remind you that art makes a nice gift! I have a bunch of my original illustrations and poster designs up forContinue reading “Buy art for Christmas!”

Rain on me.

Covid-fatigue is hitting everyone. I feel it all around me. This has been hard, hasn’t it friends? Lately I have tried to allow this discomfort and fear and anxiety dust off the buried treasures within myself. I think there are extremely important lessons about life, and ourselves, that we can only learn in these typesContinue reading “Rain on me.”

Bly Manor paint studies.

I’m not one to gravitate towards “horror” TV/films, but I love creepy, suspense stuff. Especially during the month of October, bring it on! (Otherwise I just watch “Hocus Pocus” on repeat, guys.) We discovered “The Haunting of Hill House”, and I enjoyed it with many screams and a pillow in front of my face. “TheContinue reading “Bly Manor paint studies.”

Falling for the colours.

Lately I’ve been working seven days a week on two shows Monday to Friday, and illustrations for “Still Stace” on the weekends. In between furious sketching and painting, I escape for mini hikes, walks and bike rides around our neighbourhood. It is for my literal mental health, and helps to reset my soul. It’s Fall,Continue reading “Falling for the colours.”

Beauty in barns.

I love being an artist. If I wasn’t an artist, I’d be a musician, a horse trainer, or a backup dancer for P!nk. (I’ll settle for kitchen dance parties with my kids for now.) Being an artist allows me to observe the world differently. It encourages me to see beauty in all things, to learnContinue reading “Beauty in barns.”

My Octopus Teacher.

Wow. Have you seen this stunning film? Wow. I have always been enraptured by the beauty and mystery of everything under water. The impossibly saturated colours of all that swims, the astounding design of the creatures. I have always felt more connected to my own life, somehow, when I’m under water. Which is why IContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher.”

Popsicles.

Last week the heat was surprisingly tenacious here in BC. My kids and I gathered on a beach towel in our backyard after they had jumped in their kiddie pool for the 76th time. I brought out popsicles for them and smiled as they dripped gleefully all over themselves, reminded that even though 2020 hasContinue reading “Popsicles.”

Getting unstuck.

The manuscript for my YA memoir, “Still Stace” is DONE. I can’t believe the metamorphosis this story has undergone since my very first pitch (and I am so grateful for my editor!) The version I originally pitched in Feb 2019 (which got me my agent) was about 1200 words. I envisioned it as a pictureContinue reading “Getting unstuck.”