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"Behind the book"

My husband and I created this behind-the-scenes video detailing my process writing and illustrating Home in the Woods.


Eliza Wheeler is an illustrator and author of books for kids, teens, and the young at heart. Her book Miss Maple’s Seeds was a NYT bestseller, and her book Home in the Woods was dubbed “Gorgeous” by the New York Times book review. Eliza is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Inspired By: Other Art

April 16, 2011

When we find our creative passion, it can be easy to have a one track mind. I look at children’s books constantly and love studying illustrations of past and present. While this is great, it’s also useful to keep our eyes open to the world around us. Being inspired by only one field of work can keep us boxed in. During our recent travels abroad my husband and I visited the Vatican museum. When looking at the collection of Byzantine altar pieces, I was struck by the painting style and the beautiful gold leafing with intricate patterns behind the figures.…

Win an illustration critique!

March 14, 2011

WriteOnCon.com is giving away the fabulous prize of an illustration critique with Marietta Zacker of Nancy Gallt Literary. The winner will get to have 10-20 images personally critiqued by Marietta. Just visit the blog and comment on the post!

New Site

February 14, 2011

About my new site and how I built it.

Coming Soon!

February 1, 2011

New illustration blog and portfolio website coming soon, ETA February 2011. In the meantime, please visit my current website at: www.elizasportfolio.com Check back soon! ~Eliza Wheeler