Tuesday, August 11, 2009


His impatience to fit in and make friends is scaring the animals away!

This is late for me to post, but if you read my previous post, you’d understand that I’ve been playing catch up for the last few days.

I have been working diligently in preparation for my very first promotional piece. I’ve been talking about this package that I am going to send to publishers, editors, etc… before the end of the summer. Meanwhile, wondering if my work is solid enough, asking myself, am I ready? Sure enough, I look at my entire portfolio and feel like trashing most of it! Not a good way to make progress, but I really think that my work has evolved in the past few months and my work from 6 months ago does not represent me anymore. At the same time, I don’t want to keep reworking and reworking endlessly without sending anything out. So, in an effort to freshen up my portfolio, I have created the piece above. I have another in the works, But that’s it! After that, I’m sending my stuff out! I also updated my web site and took out a bunch of old work. I may take a few more pieces out in the next weeks.

I invite you to take a look at the contest I have going on right now to win a kid’s necklace. The last day to enter is this Friday the 14th.

A few days ago the very talented and humorous illustrator Roberta Baird honored me with two very special awards. I am especially grateful because I really admire and respect Roberta’s work.

This award was created by Ces in honor of another very loved and wonderful blogger Bella Sinclair.

The second award is The Superior Scribbler Award.

Here are the rules for the award

Each Superior Scribbler must, in turn, pass the Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy buds.

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.

Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List (!?) at the Scholastic-Scribe’s blog. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor!

Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

I am please to pass this to award on to some wonderful blog buddies who have inspired me with their kindness, friendship, dedication and unbelievable talent!

1. Nicole

2. Deborah

3. Froggie

4. Jannie

5. Diana


Diana Evans said...

Thank you Edrian!!! you are so sweet and I love your piece for IF ...you are amazing....hope you're enjoying summer and all the fun with the children!!!


Squirrel Girl said...

Wow congrats on sending your work! Very cute artwork!

Heather said...

Edrian, I love the perspective and energy in this one. I don't think it is a bad idea to revisit the portfolio and make sure it is representative of where you are now--but most importantly in what you are interested in do right now.

Carli said...

good luck on your mailing. I think you are definetly ready.

artgirly said...

thanks lady...ill have to scribble something for ya!
xo- nicole

Diana Evans said...

you are so sweet and I made a special award for you too...
your friendship means a lot to me!!!


rmsmi said...

Nice colors, characters, and layered landscape!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Its been a great week for us all hasn't it LOL!!! this is the best. I know that Bella must be smiling from ear to ear right now!!! I love your illustration for IF! Beautiful and I get the emotion of it all too. That's a double treat hee he he!