Jan 10, 2012

Picture Book 2012

In addition to my latest DI ad is my latest in Picture Book.  This year's directory reflects the downturn in children's book publishing. The book is about half the size it was last year.  Good news is, I'm happy with how the ad turned out.  Let's see if it bears any returns.

Directory of Illustration 2012

This year my rep encouraged us to expand our clientele. Of course, in business, this is always a smart thing. So some of us have decided to advertise in the Directory of Illustration. Here's my latest ad as it appears, in an effort to be more commercial friendly:

Jan 1, 2012

To a Swell 2012!

Wishing you a creative New Year whether you're an artist or an accountant!  So my New Year's resolution for 2012 is to be much better about posting.  I'd love to help fuel that creative spark as well as find it.  Truly, there's nothing like a new year to give you that boost.

Christmastime came and brought a box of product samples of my latest illustrations for Mudpuppy.  Perfect for budding fashionistas: All Four Seasons Magnetic Figures - Galison/Mudpuppy.  It reminded me of my own childhood, creating paper dolls and storing them in recycled plastic sleeves that stored old bank books—creative packaging at its finest.  Mudpuppy's is an award-winning magnetic doll product, a rendition of the paper doll, using a substantial tin case that serves as the magnetic backing to hold the backdrops, figures, and their lovely little outfits.

What's new for 2012? Other than the usual musings, sitings, and latest projects, I plan to bring art tips and behind-the-scenes creations.  Stay tuned!