Monday, January 05, 2009

Illustration Friday: Resolve

This year I resolve to appreciate each day of 2009 filled with hope for positive changes as I recognize all the possibilities, and to remember that life is a series of choices. I don't believe so much in resolutions, but I do think of each year in terms of what themes I'd like to focus on. My 2009 goals include becoming more pro-active in all things, to focus on promoting myself for the children's illustration market, and to not forget to enjoy the small stuff like a nice walk along the river.

I was watching the New Year's celebrations around the world, and realized that this is the last year that the funny spectacles people will be able to use the 2 zeros in the middle of the year for the eyeglass lenses. I wonder if this makes the manufacturers of novelty specs a bit sad? Oh well, they had a good run.

17 comments:

Youngsun Kim said...

wow~~~ love your illo!! If I am right, is it snow in your blog? it is very pretty!

carla said...

This is such a very lovely and happy feeling illustration. I like the muted tones and the textured feeling. I agree that having a theme or focus is more effective than a bunch of resolutions. Happy New Year!

Angela said...

Thanks!

Youngsun Kim- Yes, that's the 'snow effect' I've been seeing on some blogs. I googled, and found an easy button to add it here: http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2008/12/simple-snow-effect-widget-for-blogger.html

Tom Barrett said...

Wonderful illustration for the new year!

Next year also begins 11 years of not-so-cool sounding years. Instead of "oh-one", "oh-two", ... "oh-nine", it will be "ten", "eleven", ... "twenty" etc. Little tid bit of useless info there! :P

Happy New Year!

xenos said...

you have pretty much summed up what i had in plan for this year as well. enjoy the small things in life! great technique for the illustration too...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is a grand illustration. So retro with the colors and texture. I feel this year is filled with all three of these eggs! I love this post! Thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with us. You are such an inspiration.

fucsia girl said...

jiji... I like the birds!!

Carmen Saldaña said...

I have seen your blog and I love your work, your illustrations are beautiful.
This one I think is really nice, I like the colors, the texture....everything!
:-)

Juan said...

Wonderful illustration!
Happy New Year, Angela

Natura said...

Lovely, like your fresh style very much and the colors you use too.

Happy new year!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful, you have a great eye for our winged friends!

md said...

like the whole look and feel to this piece nicely done.

Eric Barclay said...

Great illustration! Your observation about the novelty specs really cracked me up. :)

Youngsun Kim said...

Thank you for the snow effect. Now my blog also has snow!

Kassi Isaac said...

I just found your site on Illustration Friday- Beautiful!
I loved your latest entry 'resole!
Great to see an illustrator/ packaging designer like myself too!

xxx Kas

Andi Butler said...

angela I love the snow! so sweet and subtle, it took me a while to realize it was there! a wonderful illustration!

a : )

Magpie said...

Great illo! Your comment about the double zero glasses for new years cracked me up. Thanks for the chuckle! :D