Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moving Postcard-1st Attempt

Trying to get back in the swing of things with an attempt to come up with a moving announcement postcard. I'm finding that I'm struggling a little bit, did I leave my muse behind? This is my first attempt- fun to post here but I don't like it enough to use as a postcard. Back to the drawing board.

Fun things I'm enjoying:
*Fellow illustrator Gina Perry with a pic of her baby Miles reading The Haunted Ghoul Bus! Totally adorable facial expression while flipping through the book! Its priceless to me, thanks, Gina!

*Recently found this awesome blog about children's book design and illustration:
The Apple and the Egg

Cluck cluck!

23 comments:

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Cute! I love it. Although at this point it should probably say "We have moved". Hope you're settling in nicely. You feel so far away!

Doug said...

nice card! That cloud that touches the tree might be a bit lighter, then it would stand out from the sky a little more. Just a thought.

Hey, I saw your Penguin book in a bookstore here in Nashville yesterday... cool! : )

Ken Chandler said...

Too cool! I just wonder how you convinced a monster to carry your house to it's new location? You must have great networking skills.

Your card is loads of fun. Nicely done!

Hüni said...

I love your blog and your designs!
great colours!

DoodleFactory said...

What, you don't like this?? I love your little moving monster. So cute!

mike r. baker said...

Love the postcard!

Great link, thanks.

M.M.E. said...

Great card! It's nice to meet another illustrator! You use a lot more color than I do (I specialize in pen and ink) but I love your monster! Feel free to stop by my site and see my newest illustration. Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Diana Evans said...

oh so cute Jannie!!! I love it and I am sure you will have fun with this project!!!

Hugs
Diana

lil kim said...

hehe, your card made me laugh. look forward to seeing your other tries!

I had a friend and his 5 year old son over the other day - he wanted a book to look at, and picked Haunted Ghoul Bus out of the cast of many! he loved it!! fun eh? :-)

Shirley said...

Jannie -
It is SUCH a pleasure to see your comment this morning..thank you for stopping by! I am a fan! I'm adding the follow gadget thing now...your work ROCKS! I think the postcard works well..it'd be super to hear why you don't feel it's not hitting the mark. Thank you for the cool links to check out here..and congratulations on The Ghoul Bus!

Amy C said...

this is adorable and I love the moving monster, because moving really is like hanging out with a monster, but yours is so cute, I think I could have fun moving if he was around!!

queen of rudeness said...

oh please! not good enough? nonsense - i love it and if i ever will realise my dream about move from Poland i would love to send this cart to my friend :)

Tracy said...

Oh, Jannie, this is simply adorable! I am a little confused as to why you don't like it! It is GREAT in my opinion :) The monster is perfect!

C.B. Canga said...

very fun and cool style you have.

Danielle McDonald said...

Ooooh, I love this idea! Made me smile - quite a fresh change from the usual moving van stuff!

yoon see said...

Hello Chickengirl.
Thanks for your kind comment and encouragement.

About this card:
So fun and cute!

I love collecting cards and I hope to see more card sfrom you.
Keep creating yeah!

yoon see said...

Take care and take care!!!
Moving for good:)

Edrian Thomidis said...

I'm curious like the others as to why you are not happy with it. I noticed your colors are a bit different than your usual, but in a good way. I agree with most...it is a darn cute monster and an original idea.
Hope you are all out of boxes now...

Edrian | visit my blog

kim said...

It is so cute. I agree though. You usually have more "easter eggs" in your illustrations. Thanks for the link to the apple and the egg.

Sooah Barbieri said...

Hi Jannie,

I love the giant monster moving the house, so cute! How are you enjoying the Ann Arbor country life? :-) Are you picking your own fruit and making preserves yet? It will happen to you, even if you're a New Yorker. I moved there after having lived Chicago, Paris, etc. never thought I'd become a country girl :-)

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Sooah- omg!!! You are right! For some reason I've become a little bit more "domesticated" lol. I'm really enjoying the farmers market and cooking more. Next thing I know, I might just be making my own preserves:-) you must tell me some of your favorite spots in A2!

Gis said...

This is sooo incredibleee xD I'd love to get one notice like thissss

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