Soon after the excitement of being accepted sunk in, my excitement turned into a mild freak out. I realized each illustrator had to supply their own photographs. Fortunately, Tom has the photography chops I needed. Being engaged to a creative partner has it's benefits! The week after we returned home from Japan, Tom photographed my studio as well as a snaps of myself working. I thought I could share some out-takes as well as some more detail shots that didn't make it into the book.
A working studio shot not used in the book:
And some outtakes. It's hard to get a good portrait. Praying for a decent shot.
I see you.
In the end, I supplied a few shots of my studio, my inspiration pin board, my headshot and my handsewn ornaments.
My inspiration board that has little bits of stuff from throughout the years. (Including pieces by [all!] women artists, Lauren Simkin Berke , The Small Object, Jasmine Wigandt, Jensine Eckwall, Adrienne Slane and Laura Berger)
An Ikea Carrot and a T-Rex. I took the T-Rex from my old job just a few days before we all got laid off.
And that's a wrap for the photo tour. Big thanks to my man, Tom, for making me look presentable. If you would like to buy the book and check it out for yourself, it's available here. Hope to see you back tomorrow when I talk about the interview process.