2013, Year in Review

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.

remember this logo, BLECH!

remember this logo, BLECH!

ten juicers juicing.

ten juicers juicing.

February : I ventured over the The Society of Illustrators for sketch night, and wine.

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March: with my new website complete, I splurged and bought myself a new beautiful iMac.

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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.

LET'S DO BUISNESS

LET’S DO BUISNESS

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

May : I graduated with a B.F.A in Animation & Illustration, and ran my first marathon!

Just hanging around with some George Segal sculptures.

Just hanging around with some George Segal sculptures.

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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! 

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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!

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How cool is that?

How cool is that?

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.

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December : I mailed a big stack of cookie postcards, and I made my first pattern, which I then turned into a gingerbread/waffle house!

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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!

Hannah Jane

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Christmas Cards 2013

So these are some christmas cards I watercolored for my family.

I haven’t done watercolor in some time, due to my obsession with silkscreen. It was nice to get back to my old washy roots. Merry Christmas!

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My sister kept saying how she wishes she was in Las Vegas of Christmas. So, I did the best I could with this one. I especially loved drawing that show girl, I see a possible promotion idea in my future…

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Me and my guy are saving up for a trip to Hawaii, so I made him a Mele Kalikimaka card!

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This card was for my boyfriends family. I made them a gift basket with all sorts of pasta and delicious treats. I love the simplicity of this one.

Peace, Love, Joy, and Christmas Cards,

Hannah Jane

 

 

Illustration Friday – Pattern

So when I saw this week Illustration Friday word was “pattern” I got so excited. A few days ago I was figuring out how to make a pattern repeat correctly  in photoshop! What a coincidence.  I made this little mini print of waffles! not just any waffles, christmas time waffles!

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With some finagling, I got the print to repeat in photoshop! Good golly gosh!

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…This was something I never do, but had fun figuring it all out.

I had something else FESTIVE planned to do with this pattern, and I wanted to put it in this post, but I’m running short on time tonight! So hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be able to post my use for this pattern! (hint- it’s a festive use, but I’m not wrapping a present with it!) 

In other news, I finally finished the illustration for last weeks word “refrain”.

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thank you for reading/looking,

peace, love, and syrup,

Hannah

 

Illustration Friday – “Refrain”

Hello! I thought of this idea yesterday, and ran out of time today to get it ready for a print, so I decided to submit the sketch and work on the final over the weekend when I have more time.  I also just noticed, the word was “refrain” and I thought it was “resist”, same difference…

I drew what I thought would be good spots for a women’s magazine on resisting tempting foods. Each spot is a “tip” for how to maneuver not eating sweets. Since Christmastime is here I’ve noticed more  sweets, treats, and desserts are all around me, so maybe resisting/refraining from temptation is just on my brain.

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I can’t wait to print this. Check back early next week for the final spots!

cookies and donuts and all things nice,

Hannah