As the last day of 2013 approaches I figured it would be nice to recap my crazy-wonderful year. Here goes nothing :
January : I completed my “12DAYS” book, and I started researching a new website design tool, because I wasn’t happy with my old wimpy website. Lets just say it wasn’t as “badass” as it is now. ha.
February : I ventured over the The Society of Illustrators for sketch night, and wine.
March: with my new website complete, I splurged and bought myself a new beautiful iMac.
April : I began sketches on my 2013 Summer Recipe Book, and I had business cards printed. I also took a road trip with my best guy and visited Maine. I saw a lot of beautiful things.
May : I graduated with a B.F.A in Animation & Illustration, and ran my first marathon!
June : Took some time off, went on a trip with my illustration nerds, and continued work on the Summer Recipie Book.
July : I finished the book, and started blogging recipes from it. I also did a 2 part mailing of my bathing suit silkscreens, followed by my cocktail silkscreens. I also spent some time in Wildwood/Cape May, eating, running, lounging on the beach, and of course pickin’ the local antique store.
August : I moved my blog around. I took a trip down south to see my Nana and Aunt Pat, two of my biggest fans. I also, mailed out packets of my Recipe book to select publishers. AND I got my first paid illustration job ! Click here to see it!
September : I got my second illustration job, for a sports publication. I also spend a lot of time just planning and thinking about what I want to do next. I drew a lot in my sketchbook.
October : I got my third job (with Baltimore Bride Magazine) ! Plus I got a new puppy, Welcome Hazel!
November : Went to the Print Center of NJ and checked that out, I plan to visit and print MANY more times in the upcoming year.
December : I mailed a big stack of cookie postcards, and I made my first pattern, which I then turned into a gingerbread/waffle house!
That’s my year in review.
I did a heck of a lot this year, even though I spent a lot of my time on beaches and away from my desk…
I graduated, and began working doing what I love and getting paid! I mean, who could ask for more?!
I cannot wait for what the next year has in store for me, I’ve got some BIG plans (stay tuned)
Cheers to 2014!