Monday, December 04, 2017

Fa La La Llama Print

I managed to paint a Christmas themed Llama and have it up for sale on my Society6 page.  However, more importantly, I managed to paint!!  I also have more ready to be painted... more images for Christmas gifts that I will be adding later as well.  So I think for now, I can say I am back in the saddle for freelance or just painting in general.
Cheers everyone!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Reconnecting to Freelance

It has been a very long time since I have even signed onto my blog.  I am not sure if anyone will be interested at this point, but I think it only fair to quickly summarize why the long hiatus.

I had a baby boy named Benjamin in September 2013 and everything changed!!  Especially about a year or so after he was born.  I was still doing projects here and there for my favorite client, Fadenrot, but I was also finding out that my son had ASD.  So I dropped my freelance ball to pick up another... and face his needs head-on.

He is doing wonderfully.  I am happy to say that much of the time spent on his needs have indeed paid-off and I am proud that I made sure my son got the care he needed.  However, it also means that I have absolutely no idea where my career stands at this point.  I am again searching, putting the feelers out there, poking around at the online communities and children's illustration projects.  Where it will lead me?  I do not know.

So I say hello and hopefully not good-bye again...

I guess if I suddenly go missing again it can be assumed that I have found my son or family needs me more.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring is Here!

Spring is finally here!  I have been super busy!  I haven't been able to read many blogs let along post anything... but I have been working!  I am ashamed to say that it has been taking me almost two months to finish a job that I had for Fadenrot... and I am posting the final painting that I hope I will have time to finish tonight!!  I have been juggling a weird schedule of working full time, baby sitting part time, and painting on the weekends amidst trying to keep our household afloat... needless to say I have tons of laundry and dishes to keep me busy as well!  But I feel blessed.  I love my new baby and I love our little family life now... ;)  So anyway, just wanted to post a little something to show I am still alive!!
I think some of the work I did previously is printed now at the Fadenrot Shop as well... ;)
Anyway, thank you for visiting and enjoy Spring!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lucy Grace is now available for Download!

This is a screen shot of the menu page for Lucy Grace!  It is finally done being tested and scrutinized and made perfect~!
It is written by Julia Walton and published by Kayu Media. 

Download the story by clicking on the image...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Life Changes

Hello all!  It has been quite a long time since I last posted here.  As this post's title suggests, a lot has changed for me.  I am finally a mom!!  Benjamin Lee Yoshimitsu Kemble was born September 26th, 2013 at 7 lbs 4 oz. and is going to be two months old in just a few days.
It has changed everything as many people told me it would.  I have been consumed with caring for him, adjusting to the worst kind of sleep deprivation I've ever experienced, along with post partum depression (that is finally gone, Thank you Lord), and also falling in love like I've never fallen in love before.  It is actually hard for me to remember what life was like before him.  I am at the same time facing the end of my maternity leave in just one more month and hoping I can juggle work, Benjamin, and, hopefully, a bout of freelance work!  Some of the work I did while I was pregnant is soon to be available as well.  A new company, Kayu Media, is launching their first interactive children's book titled The Story of Rotten Lucy Grace, illustrated by yours truly and written by Julia Walton.

Also, some paintings I did for Fadenrot are now available as jewelry!

I expect that posting will stay a bit sporadic for a while but I hope eventually to get back on track with my career.