Update – February 26th

What a difference a week  or so makes.

I feel so much better ! I believe impart to my diligence in making myself draw these past few days and the fact that the weather broke and it’s 50 degrees out–and I bought an imitation-sunlight lamp for my desk!

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Anyway, rather then getting frustrated and overwhelmed about all the things I want to accomplish this year and all that I haven’t done yet (new work on my website, make a  shop, plan next promotion, etc. etc. ) , I’ve been focusing on what I want to show at MoCCAfest in April. 

The past 10 or so days I’ve been drawing for a book featuring “dogs with jobs”, and another books called “fun kitchen dance party”. I’m excited about both, but I feel that I only have time to focus on making one book great in time for MoCCA, so I’ve decided to go with “fun kitchen dance party”, and “dogs” will have to go on the back burner for now.

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I ordered a whole slew of colored envelopes, and cards, book cloth, and tote bags ! I’m excited to print on. My credit card bill is going to be insane! So make sure you  stop by if your in NYC April 5-6th, and visit my and our – Ginette Montoya, Claire Connelly, & Paige Connelly table and buy some stuff. I plan on showing some of my merchandise on my blog before MoCCA.

I’m getting back into the swing of things. It’s so hard being a young illustrator. I feel like they should make you take a really hard test before you decided to get a BFA, just to make sure you’re tough as nails.

Rather then simply saying I’m going to “do more work”, Here’s a small manageable list of my goals.

Goals for the next 5 weeks : 

– draw EVERYDAY

– make stuff I like, and not worry about marketing it

– get to the print center 5 times 

This job isn’t easy, but (i’m hoping!) it’s worth it.

Oh and it’s snowing again…

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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

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