Is Debbie Tilley Available?

Is Debbie Tilley available?
On June 28, 1995, yes that was 15 years ago, my rep, Richard Salzman received a call from the art director at Gallaudet University Press. Is
Debbie Tilley available to do samples for an up coming project? We're going to be publishing a signing dictionary for children, needing
around 1000 illustrations.... and that's how it all started....

Fast forward 15 years:
On December 4, 2010, Richard, my rep received an email from the Editorial Director of Gallaudet University press, they were ready to get started
on the Children's Sign Language Dictionary! I think that is the longest lead time in freelance history! As it turned out, I had been illustrating children's picture
books nonstop for a long time. The thought of doing 1,000 individual drawings sounded so great to me, I couldn't wait to get started.......

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulations Marlee Matlin !!

I just wanted to congratulate and thank Marlee Matlin for the great job she did on Celebrity Apprentice.  I don't normally follow that show, but Marlee made it interesting, being one of the most famous deaf people in this country.  She is beautiful, talented and smart, an awesome spokesperson for deaf children.  Watching the finale with the New York School For The Deaf kids signing a song with Marlee, then the whole audience applauded (the deaf way), GREAT!   That was just what I needed to get me through the last 250 drawings.  I really hope this dictionary makes it fun for deaf kids to learn sign language.  If anyone out there knows Marlee, tell her about this dictionary, she can be the project manager on this task any day!!

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