Best Health Magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication-Lyme Time (double page spread)
(a story about the Lyme’s Disease season and the critters that carry it)
Parent’s Magazine-My Foot-In-Mouth Moment
(story about one pregnant woman mistaking another woman’s little belly for a budding bump)
(a story about a girl with developmental delays saying her brother’s name for the first time)
Vegetarian Times, Heart Burn Remedies (wedge pillows),
Yoga Journal Magazine-Freeing Yourself From Anxiety
Yoga Journal Magazine, Resolutions and Letting go of Last Year
The last few months went by fast with so much going on that it’s hard to know where to start. Life has been crazy busy with work, travel and of course Hudson. I can’t believe he’s almost a year old. We survived hurricane Sandy over here and we are just so grateful to have power and water! The subways have been shut down since Sunday and lower Manhattan is still a mess. So many large branches came down in our neighborhood (including a few trees) and all restaurants, grocery stores and shops shut down hours before the storm hit. It was eerily quiet and empty on the otherwise busy streets in Brooklyn after the storm hit. It was like a ghost town and very fitting for a Halloween back drop. Hoping things get back to normal soon for everyone affected.
Dreaming of a book project lately and really need to update my website with a “kids” category. In art school a lot of my professors pegged my work for children’s books. At the time, all I wanted to do was editorial and totally resisted the idea. In some weird gender role paranoia I thought it was due to the fact that I was a female illustrator. Now that I’m collecting books for my son and seeing illustrators like Suzy Lee, Peter Brown, Jon Klassen and Christopher Silas Neil creating the most beautiful books, it’s now become a goal to strive for. Not sure how I’ll get there (wherever there is) but I’m going to give it a shot.
Feeling lucky that I’ve had a few fun projects (above) and have been able to squeeze in a tiny bit of personal work here and there. I’m working on a new series that involves hand written type and illustration. It’s a (seriously) slow process and sometimes I just want to give up but it feels good to be exploring (and failing) in between paying assignments. Nervous to post my “work in progress” but it might help to put it out there and ask friends for feedback. Sometimes personal work can become too precious because I’m solely in charge of the outcome. There is no art director, editor or crazy deadline. It’s all up to me.
Hopefully I’ll be brave enough to post something soon!