Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's official.

It's officially done. 14 double page spreads, 6 single pages and one spot illustration for my latest children's book. Cover sketch 10c ended up winning (see earlier post), so it was approved on Tuesday, I finished everything on Thursday, couriered it all to Sydney on Friday, and had the biggest sleep-in ever on Saturday. :-)

I have to say I am proud of what I accomplished, and I can't wait to see it in book form!! I will miss the project in my life - Not so much the book itself but the time I dedicated to painting every day and how that has affected my discipline. I really learned a lot illustrating this book, which I will share with you over the coming weeks.

I am looking forward to getting back to a bit of normal life though -- some blogging, some Illustration Fridays, but most of all seeing my husband and friends! I have been locked inside my studio for the last month, and as much as I have loved every second of it, I am keen to rediscover my social life (and the house needs a good clean too!)


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Wooohooo!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Kim!! I'm very proud of you.

I'm on my way to email you! :o)

Gina Perry said...

Awesome! Congratulations, I hope you're enjoying a nice break for yourself. :)

lil kim said...

Thanks darlings! Yes, having a good rest now - by getting sick, blech. It's that phenomenon of finally 'stopping' and then everything catches up with you. At least I have time to be sick now!

flossy-p said...

WHOOO-HOO!!! Congratulations! That must be such a weight lifted... not a bad weight, just lots of work and responsibility. Now you can come up and breath. Have fun reclaiming your life ;)

p.s. thanks so much for the kind comments about our new house. :D

lil kim said...

Thanks flossy-p, it has been fun remembering what it means to relax, and enjoying time with fam and friends.

and I have no doubt that you guys will have the most beautiful creativity-filled house ever!

Loni Edwards said...

Yay! Congratulations, Kim!