Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just me and my robot

Everything feels like its taking more time these days. I cannot believe January is almost gone and I have not gotten stuff done...lame! I did make a new card and plan to get on making more. I have a head cold that is zapping most of my brain power right now.
I signed the contract with my literary agent last week and I cannot wait to get cracking with a strategy for the next step. I want this book to get published! I think it would such a great digital book and possibly an ipad book/game. I am, of course, getting ahead of myself, but I feel so much more optimistic I have in the past. Otherwise I should work on the illustration Friday theme before I forget. Now its eating time. Hopefully more to come.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lost January

I have been working too much! Its true. I do have exciting news, but I do not want to share the full details until I sign something....hint. Anyway, I do not want to jinx myself as I often do or get my hopes up soo high that when they fall they fall hard and break a bone.
So, here are a few things I have had time to do:

1. make this amazing recipe (and then wrap it in a raw collard! amazing. Ps- we are cooking a lot from Thrive and really love it.) Totally new way of cooking for me and I am blown away by some of the recipes and ways of dealing with veggies.

2. A few whale paintings...a few is an understatement, but really I can only scan these two small ones.

3. We finally hung some art on the walls in our new/temporary-for-a-year-apartment
4. I am going to see some amazing shows this year: Richard III (with Kevin Spacey at BAM), Tune Yards (I went to college with her and know her via musical friends...that's right I'm bragging), and Bjork (I cannot believe it, but basically I have the most amazing and generous friends).
5. For my birthday JJ threw me a surprise party, which was hosted by my bff. She moved and is now walking distance, so I wanted to go hang out...so I went over in my jammies....sort of...I was wearing sweat pants. I do not wear such things out of the house, but I was walking over in the evening so I figured, no biggie, and JJ could not tell me not to because it would have given away the surprise...maybe. So, basically, I was surprised by all my friends and I was in jammies. Great. It really was. In fact, JJ got my shift the following day covered so I could stay out late. It was such an amazing birthday. I am now 30. My mother says that I now have credibility with being old or having any money! Yay.

6. The website I made a logo for is up and running! Sadly, none of my insane link icons were used....but that's ok because now I can use them for other projects.

7. I have been listening to nonstop Daniel Pinkwater. I bought The Neddiad audiobook, JJ bought me Chicago Days Hoboken Nights, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Borgel, Looking for Bobowicz, and I have been listening to the Pinkwater Podcast and digital archive which just makes me want more! It is not bad, but its hosted by someone other than Daniel Pinkwater and I do not want him to talk...and he does...he also plays music in between the excerpts from different stories. I just want the whole story. I do not understand why all his books are out of print and if he has done readings of all of them why I cannot get them on disk. I know they exist on tape, but that is not helpful!! Bah. Why do things go out of print if people are obsessed with them. If all of his books became available to buy in audio format I would. Really. I think I need to write him a letter....ok too much ranting.

I am working on a few projects in my brain, but they have not happened or even been started yet. At least one will involve kickstarter, another will be another book idea, and finally one will involve a celebrity chef....and maybe a bunch. If I can rope in one then maybe I can rope in a few more.

Off to maybe do illustration Friday and possibly not think about coffee.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Future stylist

IF: grounded

Monday, January 9, 2012

First belated post of 2012

This holiday and new years has really sucked the creativity right out of me...mainly because I cannot find a pencil or paper under all the boxes. We moved right after xmas and have been living in 3/4 of a set up apartment for a week now. I finally was able to sit down today for what feels like the first time since new years. I have not done illustration friday and it makes me sad...but I will do one tomorrow! New Years was great! I made JJ, my sister, and her boyfriend come on a midnight 4 mile run through central park. It started at midnight new years eve and there were fireworks and lots of drunk people cheering us on or just getting in the way. It was a pretty fun time and then we stumbled home to sleep for 3 hours and then opened the shop the next day.
Since then it has been work, running, seeing friends from Canada, and JJ having a little old time jam session with my cousin.
I have a lot I want to accomplish in the next couple of months, but for now here are some buttons I made for a website that accompany a logo I still need to post!