Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Finally ... More Birthday Cards

So I am currently working on birthday cards for licensing. I realized with my last one (Birthday Bear) that I really have no birthday themes, so I decided to start there. For starters, I'm doing a theme of several cute animals wearing birthday hats. This one is a ferret. He kind of reminds me of one of my ferrets (I've had three in my life), though the one I speak of doesn't have blue eyes. This one does, and I think it adds to his cuteness.

Of all my projects, I think the ones I enjoy most are book projects for publishers, and licensing. With licensing there is so much creative freedom, and a lot of opportunities. I am lucky to have stumbled upon some of them, but there are so many other possibilities out there I would like to seek. Which is where I am heading with my work, I think.

Things are still pretty slow getting back on track. Life is pretty tough. It has started snowing here September 27th, and we've gotten about 6 inches so far. Over the weekend it basically snowed all day. It's a beautiful, peaceful time of year. Though the problem with Alaska is it doesn't feel like Halloween - it already feels like Christmas. So we are essentially missing a month.

Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy the colors of Fall, if you still have them.

4 comments:

Nikki said...

I am hearing a lot of illustrators going to the licensing side of business... I know nothing about it. Please keep us updated on your progress....

I have been thinking about you this evening... I am watching White Fang.... the snow, Alaska... Needless to say, I have never known (spoke to) anyone living in Alaska....

Stay warm!

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

Nice image, it'll sell:) Here's to great success in licensing, go get-em! Thanks for your comments. It's nice seeing your new post since your loss (sorry again), keep-em coming Chrissy.

Steve Novak said...

We've got no inches here in California. ;) Best of luck with the licensing Chrissy. The above image is some really cute work.

Chrissy Fanslau said...

Thank you, Nikki, Scott, and Steve for your encouraging words. :)

BTW Nikki, I love White Fang! Doesn't it make you want to pack your bags and head to Alaska?