Hi Everyone! My name is Vita Mechachonis, and yes I too am an illustrator! I live in Portsmouth, NH, and I love it here on the seacoast. I like walking out my door and smelling the deliciously salty sea air. I love freshly baked carob brownies, and avacados - but not together. I'm addicted to yoga, and I have freckles and fair skin. I have the most perfect well-behaved loyal mutt in the world, and two beautiful nieces, who even though are just babies, already have me wrapped around their little fingers. I'm really into listening to books on cd while I work, or pandora.com, since my stereo at home is the same one I got for my 18th birthday, and doesn't get the greatest reception. One of my goals for the somewhat near-future is to illustrate a children's book - though really I'm thinking a little older...maybe a chapter book would be a good place to start. I have a wonderful agent who gets me work, and also helps me license out my art to manufacturers of any and everything... paper goods, apparel, fabric, etc. I am so happy Smells Like Crayons is on the web, and to be in such a wonderful group with such inspirational women.