Wednesday, April 29, 2009

enjoying the wait

From Ruby and Esme

We are finally done with our illustration samples with text and are now waiting...for a word or better, a green light. No matter what happens we are in LOVE with this project and know it has wings. Can't wait to show you more.

Last Friday, Kathie and I spoke to a local group of senior artists called the Palette Club. We showed our work, talked about process and shared with them our back and forth project Ruby and Esme. Both of us had grins on our faces from the time we arrived and for days after the event. They were all so excited for us, told us what great "girls" we were and to keep up the good work. They wished us deep luck for this book and our long lives ahead (keep in mind we are not spring chickens) but...on second thought, maybe we are. Thank you members of the Palette Club, we adored our time with you.

Monday, April 20, 2009

faces and fonts

Quick update. Last post we pitched the story and sample illustrations to an agent. She's interested!! Since then, Kathie added faces and we have been editing the story and trying different fonts out to see what the illustrations could look like in final form. It's not a go yet but we finally came up with a look we love and hope everyone else does too. A sneak peak below. Keep your fingers crossed, it's going to be an amazing little book to behold.