>> Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I've made my Artist Trading Cards at last. I worried quite a bit about this, I had a lot of ideas about making them, but I admit I was a bit daunted by the beautiful handmade cards I was seeing. But everyone has to do things in their own way and I think my many years in book publishing has resulted in my own children's illustrator version of ATCs. Which I hope will appeal to my swappees! (possibly not a word)
My ATC cards are a series of cards in an envelope made of paper which I marbled myself. The cards are printed with details from recent illustrations of mine. The illustrations I've chosen are special because they were all done for Illustration Friday, which means they weren't done for pay, for a client or to be published elsewhere. Illustration Friday has been really good for me, it's given me a chance to further develop my personal style without any of the contraints of working for a paying client, and this freedom has reminded me of why I love drawing and painting.
Speaking of paying clients, I am currently swamped with work for my current book which has a very tight deadline, so I apologise if I've been slow to reply to emails. As always, thank you for visiting and for your comments which are most welcome!