Thursday, June 28, 2007

A New Chapter



Over the past 15 + years, I have been illustrating pretty much on my own. This has included newspapers, magazines, educational assignments, books and posters. Making a living in this field hasn't been easy. Most of my adult life has been devoted to rasing our family, teaching elementary school and art or working as a travel agent, contributing graphics to the former Family Channel on AOL, serving on AOL as a graphic arts host, and keeping my art life alive each day with whatever materials were at hand. Once, when I had no other materials to paint with, I created an entire 22 foot mural for our library with brown craft paper and food colors for paint. Challenge was pretty much the song I sang each day.

Today I am finishing the artwork for a sixth book, looking forward to the release later this summer of the fifth, and have happily become part of the group of artists represented by an AGENT!


Life moves us forward in amazing ways.

12 comments:

Courtney said...

many, many congratulations to you my very kind, talented and deserving friend.

Amy C. Moreno said...

Yeay Ginger! Your hard work, talent and perseverance has paid off! I know it's going to be one rich adventure for you as you go down this new path. Your agent is blessed to have you on board. Celebrate! Congratulations!

Ian Sands said...

That's an impressive resume. hey, I bet folks would like to see the mural. got any photos you could post?

Liz Jones said...

Hooray, Ginger!!! Congratulations!!
:D

Ginger*:)* said...

Thank you all, this is a big step for me. Since my only income at the present time is lots of admiration and whatever I earn illustrating I appreciate the kind words.

The mural on craft paper, is alas, a thing of the past, left to the library in NJ long before we moved here to NH. Outlined in black marker, it was placed on an inside courtyard window the light was able to shine through as the Pied Piper led a band of merry children into a land of books. It was a great effect!

As part of the summer reading program it was most likely shelved after that summer and replaced the following year with other themes.

roz said...

YAY!
Many congratulations to you!
xo

Paige Keiser said...

Yippee! Way to go Ginger!!! I knew it was just a matter of time. Things are gonna change girlie...

:-)

Nancy said...

You're the BEST and such an inspiration !!

isay said...

Yeheyyyyy! Congratulations!

Kathy Weller said...

Ginger, you are so inspiring!! I am so thrilled for you!!! Big Congratulations!! I agree that your new agent is lucky to have you. Best to you!!

Kathy

Jana Bouc said...

Congratulations! I'm glad that you've received the recognition you deserve and the help an agent can provide!

Fabián Fucci said...

Very cute illustrations and blog.