Feb 5, 2014

Under the new Moon.

January came to an end with a big super moon. This year is going fast already!
What is new under my moon? Well, I've mentioned in another post that I was leaving several things behind. Professionally, this meant I closed my collaboration with La Marelle. It was a good two years, but not the right outlet for me and my work. Not the ideal conditions and arrangements to grow into a long term collaboration. If you are interested in the products I designed for them, you will be able to buy the new ones for another 6 months on their website, until stock lasts! 

One of my goals for the upcoming years will be to build a licensing portfolio that will have a separate space within my current work and a slightly different look. It will be a place where I can experiment with other subjects, while my children's illustrations will continue to features cute fairies, babies and fables. It will take some time, as I first need to find my way into this new adventure, but it's also something I've wanted to do for a while.  

My portfolio also needs a new space and with so many illustrations going to print in the next few months, part of the older drawings will go. They've had their time! I hope to do this big portfolio update during the summer.

In the meantime, I'm working on new books!
One will be out soon and it's an Alphabet of Vehicles published by Editions Fleurus. I've seen the first photos last month and I'm very excited about it. I'm still working with the design team on new titles, hopefully I will be able to share more in the upcoming months. I'm also illustrating a book for early readers with Editions Milan.
Each project is different and apart from the challenges of overlapping schedules and tight pace, I enjoy the diversity and I will be looking forward to see them in print.

It will be a full 4 months until the end of May, but worth every hour spent drawing. Then if all goes well, I will take a break and I hope other big and small changes will happen along the way.