Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Illustration Friday: Voices


I had been wanting to draw some geese for the holidays, but I didn't know what they would be doing, and then the topic, 'voices' was chosen, and it all came together. I've been quite a blog bum with the not posting in so long. I hit a big creative fall/winter funk, and lost my mojo for a while, and also had some other priorities that I had to focus on.

But, now it feels great to draw something new again, and get back to Illustration Friday especially since tomorrow will be my 3rd year blog anniversary! Thanks so much to everyone who has visited, and been so encouraging. It means a lot, and fuels future posts. This blog and IF have helped me build up a portfolio, and with the help of my dad I was able to launch my website this year. I still have planned to build a shoppe, and to start selling some greeting cards and prints through Imagekind. And I'm very excited that I'm all registered, and I'll be attending the NY SCBWI conference in January 2009. Is anyone else planning to go?

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Winter Solstice! Yay!, longer days are soon to come in the northern hemisphere. Also, have a happy, jolly, fa la la la la-filled fun and safe holiday season! I'll be traveling the roads to go home for the holidays later today, and they're calling for tons of snow, so I'm hoping for a safe trip.

21 comments:

Vhrsti said...

So sweet scene, Angela!

Rui Sousa said...

Beautiful one, really lovely one!
regards and a nice Christmas!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Nice job! I really like the squirrel, little snowman, and what you did with the background. :)

Debra Cooper said...

They are a happy and joyful group of geese, maybe they can join my snowmen for a christmas concert.

You have such fabulous work. One of these years I wish to attend the SCBWI winter conference, although it would be nice to be published first. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

Bron Smith said...

I like your gentle humorous style. Very nice work.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Very charming illustration! Nice work.

christine grove said...

I love your work!

nina seven said...

really nice, angela. I love it! Have a safe trip!

carla said...

Angela - this is pure sweetness! It looks like you've gotten your mojo back...hurray! Happy Holidays

elizabeth said...

Love the geese (and the teeny tiny snowman). Welcome back to IF! It's always good to pull out of creative funks. Here's to a creatively productive 2009!

sketched out said...

Hey great to have you back!!! Love these geese! The squirrel and snowman aren't too shabby either, hee hee!

Well, good luck with everything, your shop and your trip and have a wonderful, joyous Winter Solstice, Angela!!

sketched out said...

Oh! Almost forgot!!! Happy Blog Birthday to you too!!! I'm glad I stumbled unto your blog, I just love your art and you're a very sweet person!

Eric Barclay said...

This is so wonderful. I've enjoyed seeing your work this past year-- you have such a great style.

Have an excellent holiday and best wishes for the new year.

Kelly Medina said...

This is so sweet and cute. Great work!

Happy Holidays!

Angela said...

Thanks everyone!!

Linda, you're so sweet too, and your art always brings a smile. :)

It's great to share work with so many great artists here.

Everyone have a wonderful holiday!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Youngsun Kim said...

beautiful!

Sara said...

Happy Blog Aniversary!

ValGalArt said...

How wonderful!!! Congratulations on 3 years, I am 3 too :) You have a special voice and I know you will fly!!! I love the singing geese and all your art.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I'm so very happy for you! I miss seeing your little kitty in the plane. I figured you were busy flying around the world doing your illustration thing! he he he he. This is super. I love it! I really enjoy your special style of illustration. If fresh and new and I so enjoy looking at it! Glad you are back and happy anniversary to you too.

J.L.Meyer said...

Awesome! A squirrel in a winter piece!! =)
I love your blog banner (at the top) too, I like the colors and feel of your pieces. they evoke a lovely feeling.

Andi Butler said...

What a lovely illo!! Sorry I haven't visited in a while, I will try to be a whole lot better for '09!

a : )