August 10, 2007
Did you ever have a feeling, whether it is a happy day or a sad day, that the world is full of love and opportunity and new things to learn? Lately I have been lucky to really feel so aware. Life has been full. My little cat Sly died and I lost my part-time boutique job. Disappointments are heartfelt but pass quickly. There is so much joy too.
I am now a professional fashion illustrator. I am honoured to have clients who choose to work with me, and I now make almost all my income from illustration projects for fashion designers all over the world. I really enjoy my work, and I strive to give my clients conscientious service, accurate illustrations for production and attractive illustrations for promotion. Because I am still learning (always learning) my early clients take part in the process of creating a professional out of raw resources. I have learned a lot from my clients and thank them for taking a chance to give experience to a novice.
There is a lot to learn as I am formalizing what I do. Entrepreneurship is exciting to explore. Kathleen posted a comment I made over at the Fashion-Incubator that demonstrates the process I am in – defining what I am and how I do what I do.
Among other clicks and etceteras…
I am reading Even Cowgirls get the Blues and “getting it” a lot better than I did when I was younger. It is about living at the edges, being free and weird, among other things. Almost as good as Skinny Legs and All.
NOW Magazine is having a contest to select one of Toronto’s Up and Coming Designers. The nominees are all well chosen. The best part is we all get to vote. Based on the nominee page I am quite taken with the work of several designers. But I need to see more, it is so hard to decide on just one! This contest is part of the upcoming Toronto Fashion and Design Festival… which I must say I am really looking forward to.
I have not forgotten Final Fashion even though I am posting all over. Stay tuned for an update on Carolyn’s Moo cards.
In the meantime, before you click away from this post, answer me this question, especially if you are not from Toronto.
Can you name 5 Canadian designers?
No Google allowed.