I’m still working on cleaning out my old work files. When you design from home, they tend to accumulate, and the last time I moved I never even opened a lot of boxes. I found this painting in a grouping of children’s book illustrations I did at least 25 years ago. I did not paint it on watercolor paper, so it’s a bit wrinkly.
A friend of mine worked at Simon and Schuster at the time and suggested I send some art for consideration. The rejection letter was in the file, along with a bunch of wildly different illustrations…well they did say the art was “above average”.
Working freelance, I tried anything and everything design-wise that was asked for or suggested. Some things worked out better than others.
pink wish opening
hearts filling time with winged dreams