Sunday, July 29, 2007

Back From Break






Well I'm back from beautiful New Mexico where I was visiting family. Got to see Santa Fe for the first time.

Sorry about the lapse in posts--I promise to make it up to you in the coming days as I ease back into a work schedule. Vacation was nice, but I always start missing my drawing board about halfway through.

I've made a new decision in regards to my manuscript submissions. I'm no longer sending finished dummies. Reason being, it's more important for me to get my stories out than to spend several months perfecting a dummy. This of course isn't the best choice for everyone, but for me, I know the dummy part is slowing me down as to hardly get anything out there per year. Instead I'll be sending out ink jet copies of two to three finished illustrations. That's it. Maybe I'll miss that edge that a dummy might get me, but in exchange for that edge I'll have several more stories per month circulating and getting seen. I've posted a few practice illustrations for my latest picture book story. Mostly just trying out things--nothing final.

I wanted to say thanks for all the comments on my Nicholas Pond illustration. I really felt like a grew a bit with that illustration, and actually saw some of my hard work showing through. Thanks also for the information in regards to piecing together and image in photoshop. VERY helpful!! I appreciate that.

Last but not least, I'm way behind on my email, but will be all caught up soon--probably in the next few days.

8 comments:

zime said...

welcome back!!!
Those illos are beautiful!!!

paula said...

Well, THERE you are! I thought you fell in a hole, but it was just Sante Fe. : ) Did you do some sketching/watercolors while out there? It would be nice to see those if you did. And thanks for sharing your strategy per sending out manuscripts. It seems that one wouldn't want to do a comlete dummy anyway as there might be changes. But I don't know as I've done that myself--yet. : ) Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paige!
Nice to see you're back, glad you had a great time!

Ginger*:)* said...

SOOOOOO glad to have you back! Your idea about the story submissions is a good one, I hope it brings you significant results... (OFFERS!)

roz said...

Welcome back, Paige.
=o)

violetismycolor said...

I really love Santa Fe...it has a certain magic to it. Glad you're back.

Dave James said...

Awesome as usual.

Dave

EDDE WAGNER said...

Welcome back, Paige. I was missing you, your illustrations.
I love your work. You know that!...