Sarah Lynne Reul is an illustrator and award-winning 2D animator. She earned an MFA in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art University, and her thesis film, The Search for the Monster of Lake Quannapowitt, won Best Animation for Kids at Animation Block Party 2015. Learn more at her website, reuler.com. Originally from Brooklyn, she now lives just outside of Boston with her husband and two little girls. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog)
I hope that my work offers a chance to explore big emotions, start conversations and spark connection with others.
A sequel to PET THE PETS is coming out in Spring 2019 - it's called FARM THE FARM, and it's a lift-the-flap board books that lets kids help animals around the farm solve some of their problems.
I find that I function best when I approach solving problems a little at a time. For me, the 100 day project has been a great way of practicing creating every day - it’s an Instagram challenge to choose a hashtag to post each day for 100days. Most recently I've worked on#100daysofmakingtinythings, and have completed two years of #100daysofdrawingonphotos.
If I’m having issues on a specific project, I might share it with my critique group for some new ideas, I might put it aside for a bit and work on something else (if possible). Running at the gym sometimes helps my brain make new connections when a line of thinking seems to have stalled. I also listen to a lot of audiobooks and read a lot of picture books (and other books) - I find that immersing myself in other people’s work can help me get out of my own head.