Sunday, April 28, 2013

Preparing for SCBWI

Last week I sent in my cheque for the SCBWI Canada West conference. I'm late signing up, but it's okay because there are still openings! Last year I had a great time. There were only a handful of Illustrators at the conference last year, so I'm hoping there are more this time around.

Last conference I signed up for a portfolio review. I could have done the same this year, but I think I'm doing pretty good for where I need to be. I'm working on three new pieces now to add to my portfolio, and they should be finished shortly. Instead of having a portfolio review I've decided to set up a table for my portfolio.

Having a table (noting that while there is room there may not be any tables left) almost makes this year more intimidating than last year. Okay, maybe not, but I have a lot more work to do before I go to this conference. Mainly it's just getting things printed. I still haven't done prints of my entire portfolio (though I did get some images scanned), and I still have other things left to do.

I did get done my business cards and my little chapbooks. These books are a collection of 11 poems that I wrote here. They've technically already been published, so I might as well get as much use out of them as possible. I was thinking post cards, but I might hold off on those for now and print bookmarks instead. I do have some paper dolls I could print as well (depending on the quality of the prints) just as a little fun thing for my table.

I also have pictures of my business cards and chapbook. The camera in my phone warped them slightly. A note on the business cards: The side with my information had my phone number. I don't like giving my number out directly on the net, so I rubbed it out. Not sure where the flowers came from, but oh well!

Friday, April 26, 2013

It's Tomorrow!

So now that it's tomorrow I'll post something.  It's just your imagination about me supposed to post something Tuesday. I uploaded it the easy way today.  I posted a video onVine:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tomorrow I'll Post Something Good

Hi Blog Readers!

Sorry I haven't started posting a lot again. I have a lot of catching up to do now that I have my computer back. I will be posting a pic tomorrow. I have a lot of paintings I'm working on right now so there should be a lot of pictures that I will be showing you soon!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Please Stand By

I do have access to a computer again, so now I can start posting more often. It will take me a bit of time to catch up, so please be patient. New artwork coming soon! Please stand by...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 25

April 15, 2013

Remember the olden days where computers would say "Thinking" when it went to do... Well anything?  You would sit there thinking that the computer couldn't be thinking because its a computer and they aren't sentient so couldn't possibly be thinking.  Then you would say this to the person next to you and they'd be like, "yeah".  I totally do.

Still waiting on a computer.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 24

April 14, 2013

Today was the day that I was going to have full access to a new computer.  My husband did indeed get a computer for his birthday.  Unfortunately access to the Internet was denied on said computer and therefore it must be returned and fixed.  I was so close and now I have been denied yet again. How much longer will this go on?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 20

April 10, 2013

I have inked two drawings that I can't share with you right now. That's right... Two new drawings and you have no access to them. Ha ha ha! Send me a computer tomorrow and I will show them to you. Don't send me a computer and you shall lose your life!

You know I your whole life is seeing my drawings every now and again.  Which it is.

Computer Crash: Day 365

April 9, 2013

It's been a year since my computer crashed.  PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE DATE!  It feels like a year, therefore it is a year. It's so hard to send messages this way.  I hear tales of a computer coming in the 14th. It seems so far away. Even if the rumors are true I don't know if I can hold out. I'm fading fast...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 15

April 5, 2013

My son not only is replacing my artwork with his own but is slowly working on destroying my supplies as well. His method of destruction is orally. That which his mouth cannot destroy (or his stomach cannot digest) falls prey to his little hands. His hands bring ruin with the almighty pen in this case. They say a pen is powerful but God help me if he ever gets his hands on a sword.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 14

April 4, 2013.

I think my son is trying to kill me. He may only be 2 years old but I get the feeling that he is truly evil. He has not allowed me the chance to eat today. Along with the immanent starvation he has destroyed my house and slowly replacing my artwork with his own. If I don't make it remember me as I was before this computer malfunction...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Computer Crash: Day 12

April 2, 2013. 

Today I'm on a real live computer. This feeling of euphoria I have will be short lived, because I must soon leave this computer. It is nice to be at a computer, but the pain of leaving it is almost too much to bear.