Been busy again…hell…who isn’t!!!
Part of my busy-ness has been creating some actual paid for Illustrations!
I can’t show you the final approved images but here are 3 of the rejected designs.
My favourite is the tricycle design. What’s yours?
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet this last 2 weeks but I have been busy working on an actual paid illustration job! Oo-er!
I’ll keep the details for another post but here is another project that kept me busy for a few days. Halloween has just started to become a big deal here in Australia much to my girls delight and not one to do things by halves I set-to making some mad minion costumes. It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of oversized t-shirts and some cardboard.
It’s amazing how some concepts grow along with you.
I first had an idea for a book about a little girl and her imaginary friend when I was 18. A few years later I wrote the first couple of lines and left it at that. Then all of a sudden (8 years later!!!) I am a mother of 2 little girls and the ideas started to flow till I had a manuscript I was happy with.
During this time I had done various doodles to illustrate my story, none I felt quite fit. While clearing out a storage box the other day I came across a VERY old notebook and discovered some of my old sketches from oh so long ago. Although ‘Crazy Daisy’ has been rejected by a number of publishers my girls still love to hear it…what more could I ask for!
Over the school holidays we’ve been watching a lot of old home movies. First steps, first birthdays, 1st day at kinder etc. Daisy & Polly loooove to see themselves on-screen and giggle incessantly at their own funny antics and garbled speech.
By watching these movies I have discovered a, previously unknown, talent I possess. I am a toddler interpreter. What, to the rest of society, seem like an incomprehensible stream of sound I was and hopefully still am able to decipher and relate to the rest of the world. It may seem like a non-essential skill but in the knee-high community…I am invaluable!.