In my last post I mentioned a little something I had in the works with illustration, and now it looks like it may actually happen so I am no longer afraid to talk about it.
I am 90% positive that I am doing an illustration for nz wedding magazine, and possibly will be their regular illustrator for an etiquette column. This is pretty big for me, my first foot in the door!
Here is a sneak peak of what I am working on for them... I can't show you the whole thing because I am not finished and I don't think I should 'release' it before it is published.
Lately I have been heavily relying on my vintage book collection for inspiration. I am quite fortunate to have many treasures from the 40s 50s 60s and 70s. my current favourite is little dutch children... but actually I just found unique book this week that is starting to take first place. more on that in a minute.
I also love magazines, and this one above is UTMOST in every way (sometimes yoshi shares it with me). All the best ones are imported and cost $30 upwards, sigh, so I only have a precious few.
the fruits of my recent labour: (well its getting there anyway but again this is only a sneak peak and not the complete or finished drawing).... I am working on a series as part of a submission to Learning Media, the government contracted company that produces the iconic "school journal."
Yes I am combining fabric and illustration, (finally). I am thinking of doing some sewing machine drawing on this as well. CRAFT and Illustration, UNITE!
Now, about that book I was talking about earlier...
its called ONE ON ONE: exercising together.
or: what happens when two models get together to write a book in 1984
Here they are (aren't they precious?) lovers of puppies, reading, each other, but above all PHYSICAL FITNESS.
and this is what happens when I discover the book 24 years later THE VERY SAME WEEK we download a trail version on photoshop...... (sometimes the stars just align like that)
I was just being ironic to begin with but I actually like this collage. I may do more.
Also, as Lies said, we really appreciate all the comments lately. It is amazing to me when I check my google analytics account and see people are reading from all around the world.... some from Scandinavia, the UK, many from the US, and even a few from south america! of course New zealand and Aussie too. I wish there was a way to give you all a friendly kiss on the cheek, but technology is a bit limiting.
but here is an open invitation to anyone who has been reading for a while but has never said hello (some people would call you 'lurkers', but I hate that term), go on. leave us a comment. I am burning with curiosity to 'meet' you. :)
okay all for now,