Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Besides a greeting card, holiday crafts are fun to do! December is going by way faster than I would like, but I did manage to make these fun little gift tags using old art I had...now its fresh again! I bought those circular craft punches from an art/craft store, which is proven to be super addictive. Everything I make from now on will be on 2" circles :-) Happy Holidays! -Jannie
Friday, December 11, 2009
I was back at Babar Books/Livres in the Pointe Claire Village today and came across a book that IFKer Susan Mitchell latest illustrations for Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set (Susan also illustrated Paula Dean's My First Cookbook). This book was categorized in the cooking section in the kids area. At first I thought the picture on the cover was of Paula and the kids giving a thumbs up to the fantastic illustrations Susan did for the book (Kidding!) which includes those cute little spots shown there on the cover.
Below: A spread showing Susan's illustrations for a smoothie recipe. So many drawings for just the one recipe!
You can see more illustrations from Susan and this books on her blog, "It's a Whimsical Life".
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'm fortunate to live within a few blocks of one of the few (maybe ONLY) independent children's book stores on the Island of Montreal, Babar Books/Livres. This morning I was braving my way to the village post office (we just had our first big snow of the season so...treacherous!), and passed by Babar, glancing up to see their window display of books. Smack dab in front was Light the Menorah, a book illustrated by our own IFKer, Jannie Ho! Fortunately I had my iPhone with me and snapped a few pictures. Look how it stands out even from across the street! Eye-catching, indeed! Congrats, Jannie! Loved seeing your art work so prominently displayed!
Below: "Light the Menorah" close-up.
Below: Further out. That yellow just shines!
Below: Babar's window display from across the street. Go Jannie!
You can see more of Jannie's work at her website and blog.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Each December I do the same things to wrap up the year and get ready for a new one:
- I make a list of all the assignments I've been working on this year. Then I print thumbnails of all the assignments, so it's easy to look at what I've done later.
- I go through sketches I haven't had time to turn into final illustrations and decide which ones to work more on later.
- I go through my contact list and see if there's any address changes.
- I look at my list of goals. What did I manage to do and what do I need to either cross off the list or turn into a goal for next year.
- I make a list of goals for next year. What do I want to accomplish?
It's not the most exciting work, but it's nice to see a whole year wrapped up like this. Seeing everything I've accomplished this year makes me excited to start working towards my goals for next year. But first I take some time off to enjoy the holiday season!
Posted by Anette Heiberg
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
In my usual fashion, I am waiting until the last minute for this year's card design, mainly due to deadlines. I have the card laid out in my head for this year and it will actually be sent as an email (and printed and mailed to those who don't have email) because it will be an email to Santa from the Woog (surely Santa has email!). We usually do our Christmas cards from the Woog (and before she was born it was from the dog) so here is the first one we sent from her:
And this was last years:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Here's my card for this year. I'm sitting here with two versions because I'm not sure about the "panting" text. But I'd better hurry up and send one of them to the printer tomorrow. Any one have a preference? What I'd really like is one of those sound chips so when it opens it sounds like a big slobbery dog. Hmmmm...