Monday, 16 April 2007

old dog, new tricks

Still waiting to hear from the publisher about 'At Night' (you can see a spread above) and feeling unable to concentrate fully on any of my artwork. I have a pet portrait with a deadline looming and have made a good start on the Fire & Light illustration (well, have the roughs done anyway!).
The sunny weather is making missing my dog almost unbearable (we lost our Siberian husky boy almost three years ago now). I'm currently driving Andy mad looking at rescue dogs!! I've found the most gorgeous, sad and abandoned boy here I really want to go for it. There's nothing quite like a meander on the beach with a dog to restore the creative soul - but now I'm waiting for the rehoming lady to get back in touch to see if we are possible candidates for rehoming him. More waiting...

Saturday, 14 April 2007

paralysis by analysis

I heard this phrase the other day and it seems to sum up how I feel at the moment. So busy trying to find new outlets for my work that I haven't produced anything for a couple of weeks. Even commissions I already have to do (like the pet portraits) are sitting untouched. The illustrations for the fire & light exhibition exist in rough form only and work on the folklore book has completely ground to a halt. Today I feel a bit of a fraud even calling myself an illustrator.