Saturday, April 18, 2009

IF-"Impossibility"



"Impossibility" is the theme for Illustration Friday this week and it seemed to be a theme that I could pick anything- because it is nothing short of an impossibility that I can even remotely call myself a freelance illustrator.
I feel like I have been doing this forever, with little results,than I don't know what happen- the last few weeks- it has gotten crazy- still not seeing a lot of money for my efforts- but Friday, I felt like a real illustrator- I spent my day working on a commission for National Public Radio,(more to follow later, don't want to let the cat out of the bag) and mailing off requested sample to a top children's publisher I would love to work with, after a personal email from an editorial intern-all an "Impossibility"!! not that long ago.
I have a few other big leads in the pot- everything seems to be due on May 1st- so the next two weeks,I will be working like a real illustrator-
Walking out of the post office, I thought to myself "What would I do if I got a picturebook contract?", I'm not sure, but the first thing I would want to do is curl up in a ball and declare it would be an "impossibility"!!
Don't know what will happen after May 1st- made there will be nothing on the horizon-but it feels like I have taken a step up the ladder.

10 comments:

  1. Your collages with this patterns and textures r really really nice :) will keep visiting !!!thanks for dropping by :)

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  2. Oh my gosh! You are twice the artist. I have always wanted to do this but my talent falls short, actually I do not have talent for this. I always wanted to do this, OMG. beautiful work.

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  3. I am in awe. I just scrolled through your past posts. I also love your IF: Packed entry. You are brilliant.

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  4. Congratulations on your career momentum! It is so nice to hear things are going well for you.

    Lovely illo!

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  5. I love your fabric collages--and I find it so encouraging that people like you keep going--you must love it to be doing it so long, and it is SO COOL that it's finally happening. I can totally see you doing picture books. These are marvelous. You GO GIRL!!!

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  6. OH JULIA I knew this would happen. You are in my prayers for a wonderful and successful new beginning to your career. Your talent is amazing and needs to be seen by so many.

    These fabric creations, illustrations, are just lovely. You have a great gift for showing us just enough to make us want more!

    In addition to all the fabulous and imaginative illustrations, you write with passion.

    All the best!

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  7. Congratulations! Anyone who does such wonderful textile art shouldn't be surprised by successes!!

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  8. Holy MOLY! Wow, I've never seen anything like this. Your work is absolutely stellar and fantastic! Congratulation with the work so far. I hope the ball continues to roll. :)

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  9. Congratulations Julia! Seems like things are really working out for you artistically you've always had it, it was just a matter or time for someone to let you do your thing.

    Keep us updated on the buzz!

    Wonderful news!

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