Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Sketches: Mr. Fox's Birthday


I've been keeping busy this week with the illustrations for my upcoming children's poetry book, "Ladybug! Ladybug!" as well as, practicing some digital painting skills. Although watercolor painting will remain the primary medium for my children's illustration work, it's important to add the ability to digitally illustrate if/when necessary to my portfolio. Especially since I'm now seeking an agent representation.

Mr. Fox's Birthday turned out wonderfully and will be a part of the birthday series for the UK card company I'm currently designing greeting cards for. In fact, take a peek at one of the cards already sent to the printers this past week - Dash of Love.  Isn't she darling? I'm looking forward to sharing more of the cards once I've received them in the mail.

Lastly, this weekend I had the opportunity to speak before a group of people within the community, sharing my life as an illustrator which included what my typical daily schedule looks like, how I became an illustrator, my process when illustrating a book, how I navigate and market myself on social media, and more. I had a great time and look forward to the next event. Oh, and a big thank you to my hubby for always being my photographer, art director, roadie and more, for each of my events. I couldn't do it without him.

OK, I'm off to visit and catch up with each of you. Here's to a lovely weekend!

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  1. Your life as an illustrator sounds so exciting. Congratulations!

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  2. I love your Mr. Fox! so cute. You had a very busy week!! and what fun. YOu are really getting a name for yourself as you continue to do your illustrations and now, doing speeches to help others.... I am a bit envious about your learning digital art. I want to do that too!! Have a wonderful new week!!!

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    1. Yes, I did and a lot of fun. I'm trying to, Jane but doing my best to follow God's will for my life. Not always easy. xx

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  3. Cute fox! You sure are busy wow

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  4. Wonderful work (do you actually call it work?!) illustrating a children's poem book! With such a fun title. Would have loved to be able to hear you speak and to learn more about you and your illustrative life!! Wishing you a wonderful sketchy Sunday!!
    Michelle ♥

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    1. Yes, I do call it work as it's not my full-time job from home. It sounds like it's all wonderful and glamorous but there are days when deadlines loom, things don't quite work out as planned, etc. I'm not quite making a living from it but my work is slowing growing. :)

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  5. Congratulations Alexandra! All your new exciting endeavours are well deserved and I am so pleased for you.

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    1. Aww....thank you SO much, Linda. And it was lovely having you pop in for a visit! :)

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  6. Your illustrations are always a joy to see, when I visit your blog. Mr Fox looks awesome, he will be a great greetings card.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Such a cute fox! All of your cute characters captured my heart and it's great that you share them in your books so that everybody can enjoy looking at them!

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  8. Hi kindred...oooh mr.fox is super enchanting..love him!Beautiful!!! So awesome you are doing these wonderful events,congrats!
    have a magical day
    Victoria

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  9. Such a cute fox and your card 'Dash of Love' is gorgeous. I love the fact that we are able to swap between traditional and digital media these days. They are so different, but both so much fun (to me).
    Congrats on giving a speech being an illustrator and at the same time helping and being a part of your community. It is good to see that life is good!
    Have a great Sunday!

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  10. that is a very handsome fox!
    Beautiful photo of you , you career is soaring!!Best wishes to you!!

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  11. I would have enjoyed listening and learning from your wealth of experience in that lecture. Congratulations on the agent representation!

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  12. Mr. Fox looks like a charming fellow :)

    How exciting to be able to talk about your work. Well, exciting and scary! I could never talk in front of a group...too scary for me!

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  13. What a charming and dashing fox! Congratulations on your presentation, I'm glad it went well.

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  14. cute fox :) I've been trying to work more digitally lately but thats mostly so I get practice for uni :)

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  15. Congratulations, Alexandra! I so wish I could have been there and heard you speak. You are so talented, and I feel especially blessed to have you as my illustrator and be able to call you a long distance friend. God bless you and have a glorious day!

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  16. Oh so adorable MR Fox and your precious card ~ You deserve all that is now coming to you that is wonderful ~ xox

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    ps ~ death of my 28 yo niece has impacted my blogging to say the least ~

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  17. I love your fox illustration! WOW, you certainly are keeping very busy. I think your talk would have been amazing and very helpful.

    Have a fabulous week! xo

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  18. Darling illustration and congratulations :) !!

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  19. Mr Fox is wonderful! He is, of course, the "present" himself! :) And so wonderful to do the outreach as well. . . so many people need that gentle nudge in the right direction in so many ways. My wife and I are constantly asked about making our living on Etsy and we always focus on all the details and small steps in between. . . so rarely on just the work itself. Your talks are, I am sure, inspired and helpful. Look forward to seeing the rest of the cards when they come thru.

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  20. You just keep going from strength to strength, you really are inspiring! I so want to make it as an artist/illustrator, so I admire you greatly! x

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  21. Wow!! I am so happy for you, with everything!! Congrats! Happy Birthday Mr. Fox! So cute! Hugs!

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