Thursday, July 31, 2008


Penny did you get this via email??

Monday, July 28, 2008

More rejections but hopeful.

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd let you know that I got two more rejections on my book dummy, argh. The only good thing was that I didn't have to wait too long for a response. Woopedeee doo right. Only 3 weeks! I thought that was pretty amazing considering I've waited up to 4 months and other times never heard anything. Oh well, I'll be shipping them out again soon and just keep at it I guess. Other than that I've been enjoying studying for my art history course enormously ( I'm up to the Greeks, thus Athena above) eventhough much to my surprise everyone in my family is sick of me talking about all my renewed knowledge, hmm wonder why, too bad for them I say. OK enough feeling sorry for myself. On to the rest of the week! I think I'm going to put Samson to the side for a bit more and maybe come up with something new and different althogether in terms of an illo. We'll see. Hope you have a marvelous week my friends. Looking forward to more of your great illo's to stir the muses a bit.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Good Morning from the Beach!

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd pop in and say hello while down here on vacation in Bethany Beach DE. We're having a great time and the weather is wonderful. I don't think I'll have much time to do anything in the way of painting but it's for a good reason Relaxation. Anyway, thank you so much for all of the feedback on last week's Samson sketch. I definitely hope to add color in the next couple of weeks and use him as one of my portfolio pieces. Looking forward to seeing all of your illos this week including our lastest member's Carlyn's!

Monday, July 07, 2008

A little more Samson and I'm sick of studying!

I'm happy to say I got a little bit of drawing time in this week and worked on this Samson book dummy sketch. It's where the little boy that's looking at him through the tank (illo below in color) finally gets in there and grabs Samson by the leg. Samson is suppose to be ecstatic at the prospect of getting "out" of the tank so although he looks a bit coy he's loving it! Let me know if the expression comes across with that in mind. I realize right off the bat that I have to make the finger's of the hand in the sketch above smaller so that it's consistant with the bottom color illo. Have a fabulous week everyone!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New Member Joining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Ladies,

Just wanted to let everyone know that a new member will be joining our group next week! Yay! Her name is Deborah Cuneo and is a friend of Penny's. Hope you give her a warm welcome. I know she'll be an asset to the group. Thanks Penny (and yes I do have 4 kids Penny! and yes I know I went a little nuts at the end there but they keep me young somehow). Happy blogging everyone and enjoy the rest of the week.