Tuesday, April 15, 2008

For Serious?

Wow. It has been tooooo long since my last post! Life is happening, friends.

Life is happening in a pretty amazing way.

I moved to Boston (old news to most of you) and I began my first full time, real life, big girl, grown-up job. I am the (newly created position) junior web designer at Life is good.® I work on Newbury Street and I love everything. My job consists mostly of creating web graphics and editing and color-correcting product photography. I am enjoying it throughly, but I must admit it leaves me with little energy to pursue my own creative projects after hours.

But don't let that fool you. In actuality my weekends (the only time I have to give to outside creative endeavors) are booked until September with projects!

For the next four weekends, Adam and I will be working on a series of four large scale murals as part of an upcoming exhibition on the Arctic at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Below are the working sketches of the exhibit we'll be working on.







As soon as that project is complete, I'll move swiftly on to the Noah Webster portrait that I've been commissioned to paint for the Noah Webster House, which is due by the first week in June. And directly following that I will begin work on an illustrated alphabet project about West Hartford's culture & history which will more than likely put me right through to the begining of September. And with fingers crossed, Ballots For Belva will be hitting the stores shortly thereafter, which may or may not lead me to participate in whatever book signings or press things that Abrams might want to happen.

Wow. My schedule has never before been so..... scheduled! I only hope everything moves smoothly and quickly, as I can't say these are my ideal creative projects. Oh well, new experiences will be good for me, I'm sure.

On a side note, I recently received the advanced copy of the printed Ballots For Belva. It certainly is strange to see my name listed as the illustrator of a genuine book. I'm looking forward to potentially seeing it in stores in September, but who knows how that works. Maybe I'll never see it for sale in real life. Afterall, I can't forsee it being the biggest seller, even with the current state of the election... hmmmm....

Anyway, I'm off to go work for five minutes on the cat portraits I promised for my sister's birthday... last month!