Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What are you most proud of in 2008?

Have you looked back on your blog posts in 2008? Its very interesting to see what happened in a span of a year. Thanks to Anette over at our Illustration for kids forum for suggesting this great topic: "What are you most proud of in 2008?"

Highlights of my year:
-Attending the SCBWI winter conference in February.

-Meeting many blog friends in person!!! Hello Alicia, Kim, Leeza, Courtney, Gina, Deborah, Edrian, and fellow Illustration for kids member Jenn!

-Seeing my book, The Haunted Ghoul Bus at Barnes and Nobles front and center. Truly a dream come true.

-My Scholastic's "I'm Reading Now!" series coming out, seeing it in the book club catalog. I was working on this non-stop for a year. So good to see the fruits of my labor!

-Doing a signing at the Friends of lulu/MoCCA table at the NY ComicCon. I felt so cool for an hour...hehe!

-Attending my rep, MB artists' party and meeting so many clients and fellow artists. Such a treat for a freelancer that works from home!

-Getting many interesting and full filling projects, which I can't talk about now, but many will be out in 2009.

I can't mention highlights of this year without also mentioning about getting engaged. :-) Also, the trip to France and San Francisco was also wonderful. I love traveling.

My goals for 2009:
I'm going to keep it short this year....since there are lot of things that will be going on for me personally.

I'm planning to just CREATE.
-write and illustrate- finish one dummy book
-create artwork for licensing/products/greeting cards
-re-vamp and update my website

Happy new year to you all! What are some of your highlights of 08 and goals for 09? I would love to hear about it.


Diana Evans said...

Hi Jannie....

wonderful post and I love that you looked back at all the amazing stuff you did in 2008....I wish you all the best and am so thrilled to have met you...

Happy New Year!!!!


Edrian Thomidis said...

What a nice idea to look back and see everything that happened in 2008. You've done so much and have so much to be proud of! I am sure 2009 will be another busy year for you.
I am also very happy to have met you. All the best for 2009!

Happy New Year!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Funny, one of the highlights of my year was you getting engaged, too! My son has excellent taste.

Wishing you both a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

(almost) Mom

Carli said...

congratulations on all your acomplishments and your engagement! I hope 2009 is just as good for you.

Debbie Meyer said...

You're always such an inspiration, Jannie. I agree that it's important to look back and be grateful at all the amazing accomplishments and opportunities we've be granted. Even small goals that are reached are true blessings. 2009 feels like it has great energy already. Best wishes to you on your wedding, and other creative endeavors.

Red Fish Circle said...

What a great year you had! Congratulations on the engagement!

Tiddly Inks said...

Wow! What a year you have had. Congrats on the book publication! How thrilling.
Best wishes for a lovely 2009! :)

lil kim said...

It was wonderful meeting you Jannie! and happy new year! 2008 sounds like such a great year for you I think it will be hard to beat, but bring on 2009 :)

BTW, I just got your Ghoul Bus book from Amazon - a bit late for Hallowe'en I know, but nevertheless, it is AMAZING!!! Congratulations!! I will do a post about it soon on my blog, along with a similar 'looking back looking forward' post for the new year...

all the best xx Kim

J. E. Morris said...

What a great year you've had. Congratulations you're work is really delightful. Wishing you all the best in 2009!

Candace Trew Camling said...

great goals and accomplishments! Happy 2009

Alicia Padrón said...

It was amazing meeting you too Jannie!! I wish you the best year for 2009! xo


Roberta said...

What a wonderful list of accomplishments... Bravo!!

Cheers to you in 2009!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh your getting married!!! I didn't even know! CONGRAT!!! That's a real biggie right there. You have been such a source of information and inspiration and encouragement. It's a pleasure just to have you share your world. You have such a big heart! I know the feeling about the book in barnes and nobles. I went a few times when Ruby and the Booker Boys came out. I still can't believe it! I wish all of us the very best 2009! You are going to make your husband so proud!!! he he he he Hugs a plenty
One of your fans

La Señorita Pil said...

i love your postcard!
happy new year for you too!
congrats, wish to you a lot of love!!!

ellencrimitrent said...

Happy New Year Jannie, I am glad you liked your little chick! Here is hoping that 2009 is better than 2008!

roz said...

What a great list of accomplishments and how fun that they are carrying into 2009 for you. Here's to another lovely and successful year! xo

kim said...

What a great list! I'm happy that despite all my workload at the agency, I was able to accomplish a new illustration almost every Friday in 2008. Almost...