Nice News! The Advent Calendar has gotten two sets into the 3x3 International Illustration Show. The Goose, The Puffin, The Booby, The Shriner, and the Watch Goose will be printed in the book while the other 5 (Jaybird, Oriole, Robin, Little Decorator, Cardinal) will join them on the web as well. Twenty Five Days of Christmas and 10 get recognized is a gift and a blessing. Thanks to the judges and Charles Hively for this wonderful opportunity to share my work. Another fun reason to look forward to the Christmas Season!
This collection of five guys are from my annual (2012) Advent Calendar project, "Gingerbread Advent". They were, just today, accepted into the annual, juried competition that 3x3 Magazine has to celebrate illustration. They were accepted as a group. Hurray and Thank you to 3x3. It is wonderful to know that the freakish stuff that flows out of this brain onto digital paper has some bounce in the real world beyond the happy high (when I get the cogs and gears rolling) that this December project can give me. Double the holiday gifting for this girl. To see who else got in>>
Rockin Steady: Tribe Stocking Reidy performed last night at the Rongo, part of the pre GrassRoots music scene. It/they were wonderful with daughters, sons, aunts and uncles, all singing and playing fullheartedly. And those of us who were not part of the tribe enjoyed their songs and renditions. Kitty had Hampshire friends that were a delight and fun to get to know. We mixed it up a bit…and then sat outside at the end and tried to take pictures in the dark (to some success).
Shady and I did a tour of the house and backyard and were greeted by dragonflies, bees in the thick monarda and the damned deer. I took a picture of this nice stationery dragonfly on the steps, giving me a chance to push things a bit to see if I could capture him. I love the new point and shoots. What amazing tools.
Our new team member this summer is Tucker. Tucker is a football player and very funny. He chased a pair of baby deer yesterday trying to tackle them. We had $50 bucks riding on it…and I bet, by the end of the summer, Tucker will win his bet…
I am beginning to move some ink around on my sketchbook pages. Need to get in a new groove. I am feeling a bit betwixt and between with lots of big idea work coming over the desk that the magic moment to ink and think has not arrived. I am eyeballing some czech illustration. Also, am thinking graphic…flat and shapy. Who knows. I will need to think about advertising in the 3x3 Annual Directory. What to run? One page or two? Does it make sense (I seem to think so)…and how to take advantage of this advertising. Plus, the fall is within reach, are there images I need to work on for the up and coming shows? or will the advent and rapture work be a shot? the bunny rabbits?
Clear skies. No humidity. Summer perfection today.