Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In my little corner of the world (things are rather exciting).

A big new illustration job has compelled me to rearrange my work space/ sleeping quarters. Now everything is backwards and I've tried to climb out of the wrong side of the bed twice in a row. But finally my desk is under the window, and that's worth walking into the wall and stubbing my toes for. 

I write this with a smile on my face as I think about sensible things like hand lettering, and characters and layouts and pacing and deadlines. The smile transforms into a look of terror when I think about the deadline, actually.

So armed with a brand new teacup (thanks Kate) and a pen collection that seems to be breeding, it's time for action stations. I'm ready. Infact, I've already begun....


  1. Great camel ! Christmas feels close indeed when I look at your sketch. Enjoy yourself !

  2. The camel would look great on a Christmas card.

  3. That is fantastic! Love your illustration style. Keep on having fun!

  4. Looks like you are ready. If the camel is any indication then it looks like you are the one for the job. Good luck!

  5. Congratulations on the new job - well deserved!

  6. I found your blog via EDM - love your use of markers and style - congratulations on the new job!

  7. I'm doing a celebratory dance just for you! Your excitement shows and is contagious! Definitely a well-deserved job!

  8. Thanks everybody! I'll definitely participate in that celebratory dance Raena. Throw some shapes, go on!
    Louise x

  9. Interesting narration.

    I especially like your camel,
    the detail and geometric shapes
    in the covering beneath
    the saddle, and that little
    gift of Christmas patiently
    awaiting its destination.

    And yes, I agree, the camel
    Would make a lovely Christmas