I decided this week was an organizational week. In artist language that means no drawing or painting. With my art materials safely out of sight I sat at my computer and dared to open my Go Daddy account.
It wasn't as bad as I remember! Go Daddy has added some new features that makes editing a bit easier and I quickly added a few new pictures for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to peruse my web site and let me know what you think!
I also managed to order promotional postcards and business cards. I believe that was my goal last March! In all fairness I did order postcards earlier. I was so excited when the box came! I grabbed the scissors and ripped open the box..... WHAT?........HOW?.......ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I was expecting a beautiful image of blue green water and the perfect brown colored boat, blue overalls and a yellow hat. It was more like an unkempt homeless boy, sleeping in a rickety old boat, floating on a sea of toxic sewage. They were horrible. To say the color was "off" is such a ridiculous understatement, I can't even go there. Needless to say the postcards were returned for a full refund. The company I used did not offer color proofs, so I did some research and reordered with a different company. The excitement is building and I should get my perfect box moment sometime next week!
The book launch party for Nan's Donut Dilemma was awesome. Mary Ryan is a party organizing wizard and everyone had a great time. We signed books all night and I believe Mary sold all the books she brought that night. Thanks to everyone who came, it was a lot of fun to meet you all. It was also the first time I met the real Nan. I was amazed at how much my Nan character looked like the real Nan, considering I never even saw a picture of her. I'm starting to think I might be psychic! Well, not really, but that might make an interesting story.
I will let you know if my box holds any promise or just the images of a disturbed illustrating psychopath. Be sure to check out my web site. Also here is a link to Nan's web site http://www.nanstories.com/ if anyone would like to purchase a book. You can also check out the publisher web site http://keeneditions.com/. Ann and Mary were amazing to work with!