Channeling the Creative Life

I am a creator of things.

The words “creator of things” can encompass many types activities. My earlier career of over 30 years was an art director for advertising.  As part of that job, I created TV commercials, brochures and logo designs. I have created everything from a gigantic bunch of grapes for a photo shoot to designing and painting a hot-air balloon for a publicity stunt. In my free time, have made baskets, upholstered sofas, pieced quilts, made jewelry and sewn my own wedding dress.  I also taught graphic design and illustration at a local university. In my hectic busy life, I even found time to create and raise two perfectly delightful children.

 

 

 

 

 

For the last nine years creating things has meant illustrating children’s picture books for other authors. Also, I have managed in the last year or so to extend my “creating” to include writing books for kids. More than anything I want to be able to write and illustrate a picture book of my very own and be published by a traditional publisher. Alas, I find very little time to write or illustrate my own books in-between illustrating books for other authors. When I do have small amounts of downtime between books for others I tend to work on small projects for my clients like logo design and websites to promote their books.

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Am I complaining? No, I love what I do and I love being busy. I just wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. I wish I was disciplined enough to carve out a few hours each day to have creative time just for my work. Someday just for fun, I would love for all the many things I have created throughout my life to be gathered together in one room for me to see and remember. I know it would be a very crowded room full of great memories.

 

There's a Mouse on My Head

Picture book I illustrated for Donna Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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