Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contained

On this frosty winter day Nathan was happy to see that the mugs Malcolm brought contained his mom's delicious hot cocoa.

I've been working on this as one side of my promotional postcard for the NY conference's portfolio drop off. I plan on sending them to the printer tomorrow so they'll be ready in time. I'm thinking of putting one of my traditionally painted pieces on the other side. Any critiques or suggestions are welcome as I'm still trying to figure out what images would best represent my work.

I just stumbled upon the blog of the amazing illustrator, Poly Bernatene. His work has inspired my love for children's books all over again. Check out his many amazing books here.

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.