Spring has sprung and I am knee-deep in to-do's. Both professionally and personally. I had to turn down my first job, that I would actually enjoy doing, the other day. I absolutely hated to. It would have been so much work and a great portfolio piece but with the short timeframe (1 month to completion) I just wouldn't be able to make the deadline. It was a packaging design job from a past client (18 different packages and other material to be exact). I haven't felt too bad about passing on it though. I know another project is just around the corner waiting for me :) (I hope!). Also the Woog's 1 year birthday party is just a couple of weeks away. I have so much to do for it and I still need to make her gift from me. I got her invitation finished up yesterday and plan on getting them ready for the mail tomorrow. I'll probably post a picture of it on her birthday if my eyes aren't swollen shut from all the crying I'll be doing.
While checking my weekly blogs (yes, I categorize them) I notice that Heidi has an interesting post on what she learned at the Children's Book Writing Conference. She even has her notes posted. It's funny that she wrote down to "draw children with big eyes & puffy clothing." Here I am making smaller eyes! She also has a neat post on what she needs to make her art possible. I want a Tuff Shed now!
Now off to my to-do list. Two things are illustration jobs so that will be relaxing!