Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! Here is a piece I did for Time for Kids magazine. I'm celebrating by eating alot of my mom's food....she came over a few days ago to stock my fridge with lots of yummy Chinese food.
Things are busy here as I am managing work and also some wedding-related things...which is only a few short months away now. I've been hand assembling my invitations for the past few days and I can't wait to take pics and show it off here (the fruits of my hard labor!) but I will have to keep it private for now.

Anyways, I hope I will keep up with the blogging but I've been distracted with so many things going on personally....and sometimes wonder how much of it I should share here. Ever since I quit my job 3 years ago to become an illustrator full time, I've been focusing on my career. This is one of those years where I need to focus a little more on my personal life/goals. And hopefully, I can share a few things as I go along. More later!

23 comments:

Meg said...

Adorable illustration!

Good luck with the wedding stuff, I'm in the same boat!

"Maggie" said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and it's all good to post some things about your personal life, that's what makes you unique. The illustration is wonderful and the elements are so perfect. Be sure to enjoy the planning of your wedding...it will be here in no time!

All the best,

Maggie

Eugenia Gina said...

Qong Xi Fat Choi! May the year of the Ox give us luck and prosperity :D
I'm finishing all the good food from my mom too heehee

and congrats for your wedding!

Spadazzle said...

The food sounds good!!!!! The illustration is GREAT!!! I like all the bright colors!

Zari said...

Happy New Year!

I'm glad you are enjoying planning your wedding, I'm now imagining your invitations...can't wait to take a look! :P

take all your time to enjoy this special stage of your life...good luck!!!! you deserve the best!

dwilson said...

Thanks for sharing your joys with us. I've been a wallflower for about a year, adoring your designs and illos each post. It's only fitting that some who spread so much joy in her images could get a little free to receive some of life's greatest joys too.

Congrats and best of luck getting ready for the wedding.

ellencrimitrent said...

sounds all good to me! ahh I remember planning mine it was like attending college in a way.. allot of work! But I enjoy that sort of stuff and I am a control freak if you haven't guessed by now. Love the illustration and now I am wishing for some tasty Chinese food! Yum!

crystal driedger said...

Oh! Love this illustration so much. The colours are so inviting as well. Beauty!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Wonderful work as always!
Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Enjoy every moment! It will be but a memory before you know it!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Chickengirl! With so much on your plate right now I can hardly believe that you are still posting at all. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Some of us even live vicariously through you and your world of illustration. You have lots to do right now. You about to a new thing. Marriage! It's so much to do right now and not enough hours, hands, and legs to do it all in. he he he! These are the very special moments that you don't need to loose. Your special day will come and go so quickly you'll wonder what was all the planning for? Take a break and give yourself time to enjoy. We will be here when you get back. Waiting with baited breathe! Okay, at least I will be. I wish you grace and peace and much happiness and love!

Roberta said...

Your color choices are always so bright and cheery... and you do sound busy!!

Xavier Salomó said...

Hi, Janni!
WAW! The new job's are amazing!
The graphic novels are... gorgeous!
Regards from barcelona,

Billy said...

Kung hei fat choi, Chickengirl! And thanks for stopping by.

I hope your year (2009 and Ox) is full of great things for you.

As for invitations, I did them for all my friends but for me I decided not to. We were 19 people only, anyway, so I guess I didn´t need to worry! :)

Have a good time and don´t be too nervous!

mike r. baker said...

Happy New Year, sweet Chickengirl! Your art is still one of my favorites and you always delight me. Wonderful. Thank you. :)

Kay Aker said...

Many congratulations!

nina seven said...

janie - this is so cool, i love all the details. good luck with all the wedding planning, i remember wanting to keep mine simple, but i still had to have all the basic stuff - dress, cake, food, flowers, etc. it is a lot of work! exciting, though and a nice change from always thinking about work.

Kathy Weller said...

I am such a fan of your work. Your work makes me drool. In a good way.

Zari said...

hello again jannie!!! I just wanted to tell you that I was so happily surprised to find your "The Haunted Ghoul Bus" book on a bookstore here in Beirut! I almost scream out of joy! I got the book...it's awesome!!! love it!!!!!!

Ben Clanton said...

很好! I really like your artwork! Keep the wonderful illustrations coming!

Tracy said...

This is great, Jannie! I also LOVE the graphic novels below! Makes me wanna try to do something like that! It's funny how we can "trick" kiddoes into reading good stuff...they think they're just reading comics and it's actually a really good story! :) Love the idea! (Check out my John Wayne TP if you can...I think you would appreciate my geeky humor!) :)

Emily said...

Such a delightfully cosy illustration!
I love all the details and decorations associated with the Lunar New Year! I hope you figure things out and wish you the best of fortunes!

sketched out said...

Wow, time flies! How exciting that the time for your wedding is so close! But like Vanessa said, it's amazing you are posting at all. You are an amazing woman! Good luck with all your wedding stuff and all your artistic and career endeavors... and don't for get to breeeeeaaaath!

sketched out said...

Oh, almost forgot, I just love this illo. The details are so much fun and done so lovingly. I really enjoy your people as much as your anthropomorphic food, hee h ee!