Wednesday, February 18, 2009

IF - celebrate


For Illustration Friday this week, with the theme word - celebrate. This image is based on another one of the stamp designs in the latest A Muse spring stamp release. Party chicks! Yay! They are having a rockin good time!

This theme is so perfect for this week, because I actually am celebrating today! I have been given an awesome opportunity to illustrate my 1st children's book and the deal was confirmed today. Woo-hooo! I can hardly believe my great fortune to have this dream come true. Many thanks to the author and publisher of the book for having such faith in me. I'll share more details about the book and the process I'll be going through to illustrate it, when I'm allowed to share.

So, I'm a bit nervous, but mostly really excited to begin this journey. I may not be able to contribute as much to the IF challenges in the next few months, but I promise to check in with all my blog buddies from time to time. Wish me luck...here I go.

17 comments:

Mikey said...

It's plain and simple, I love your style. Not that your style is plain and simple, but the fact that I love it is....Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Medina said...

Very cute party chicks! And a huge congratulations to you on your great news.

jill Grace said...

Oh my gosh Nina - congratulations! You are perfect for children's book illustrations!!!!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with. You know, I used to want to author a kid's book. I used to be an educator at an aquarium and we talked about it all the time... stories about horn sharks getting into trouble, wonderful nudibranchs showing off their flashy gills, etc. I wish I knew you back then! :) I'm so happy for you! Do you know the premise of the book?

scoopy (Emily) said...

Yay Nina! Congratulations!

leolietje said...

happy!!

Eric Barclay said...

Did you hear a loud 'woohoo' from Texas? You have such a fun whimsical style that is just perfect for kids-- congratulations my friend!

Laura said...

this makes me want a chick! how sweet!

Lueyes said...

I am thrilled for you and will be looking forward to the book!

Annette Q said...

Best of luck to you! Although just by looking at your illustrations, I'm sure you'll do just great! :-)

Dusik said...

i can hear a song "paaaartyyyy" on the background :)

nice one

sheree said...

Congratulations! what adorable little chicks :)

Bella Sinclair said...

WAHOOOO! Oh, congratulations! That is fabulous and certainly cause for celebration. Fantastic! I want to dance around just like one of your adorable party chicks!

Chickengirl said...

thats great news! A big congrats to you!

Dawn said...

Happy party chicks! Beautiful colors!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations, Nina!!!!!!!! Your style is so perfect for childrens' books! Keep us posted. And how cute are those party chicks?

Edrian Thomidis said...

AWESOME!!!! Congrats!
Cute chicks too!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on the children's book job!!!! Keep us posted, I want to know details when it's done!!

I love the Party Chicks, thanks so much for creating them for us to enjoy!! You rock!!