Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Merry Merry!

I have been working hard to bring to life a new children's book for a client... and will be working on it until up to Christmas Eve and then right back again once Christmas is over... but the work has been looking good!  And my client is happy, which makes me happy as well!
Meanwhile, piles of other things pile up and in the back of my mind lingers many ideas of Christmas presents I have yet to buy (yikes!).  But I am still feeling merry and blessed!  I do miss my friends and family but I will see them all soon enough!
I wish everyone a Happy Christmas!  ;)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The "Go-ahead"

The "Go-ahead" is what I refer to as the "Ok to start painting" part of project... this makes me both excited and nervous.  I managed to paint the first page of a book I am working on and have here a portion of the painting.  So far, this has promised to be one of my most loved book projects.  I think this girl is someone I am happy to help create.  She is truly lovable... which I keep writing and cannot give more details!

;-/  Some day soon!

Anyway, I am tired... but I am waiting up a bit longer in case my client from overseas wants to give me a call for some quick feedback!  Again, glad for the coming weekend... it means I can spend all my attention on the paintings!! Although Saturday is the Art Supply Warehouse Christmas Party... so maybe I will have to make some time for that event!

Some day I hope to have more time to do art... to do this full time instead.  There are so many things that could be said about having to work a day job... while your love lies in wait... and you struggle with the "day to day" vs. moments of complete sadness/panic that you'll never truly see your dreams come true.  Jeez, that was a downer.

Ok, on a positive note, love the work, glad for it, and enjoying!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

more because I can't help myself!

I found more images of my images on the Fadenrot clothing site and had to post a couple more of my favorites... hee hee.  Don't hate me.  These are cute!

Fadenrot!- Xmas Merch!

Here is a Christmas clothing illustration I recently did for Fadenrot! ;)

Have you already finished shopping for Christmas presents?  How about an adorable outfit for the Holidays?

I also see that a new book I illustrated written by Alex J. Stokas, The Little Weaver (a Christmas Story) is now available on  the web! ;)

Fun! Fun! Fun!
Been going crazy working on new character work and interiors for Lou Lou as well... she has gone through many transformations, but we have finally decided upon her look ♥
I have posted images before as well... but I am really enjoying working on this project so far... I wish so much I could tell you all about her and all the awesome things going on with her island and her adventures and how brave this little girl is... but that will have to wait!

Ok, a quick break... ice cream and Humphrey Bogart with the husband before a weekend of working, cleaning, and pug bathing!