Friday, January 6, 2012

Grounded

Most of you have seen my Moon Witch illustration.  I used it for a Halloween themed promotional postcard this Fall.  And I've posted it here before. 

But you haven't seen the back!  Minus my name and relevant links.  I thought it would be a fun entry for Grounded.  The theme over at Illustration Friday.  Or as I like to call it, Fridays are Hawaiian shirt day.  Obviously the cat from the top illustration failed to hold on to the broom.  It definitely looked a little dicey from the start.  But he found himself grounded after basically defying the laws of zero gravity that would have doomed him to float in space forever.  I would never do that to a cat.  Never!  And he even had a little pumpkin cocktail waiting to warm him up.  

It was my resolution last year to play along with Illustration Friday every week.  And I've only missed a few. Will I run out of art?  Only time will tell.  But I've been painting like crazy lately. Here's my year in review... 

 If you liked my Chicken Licken Good entry in the Tomie dePaola contest, you can check out more than 100 other amazing poultry entries here .   I did an illustrated recipe for the fun website They Draw and Cook and an illustrated map for They Draw and Travel .  I participated in 4 gallery shows.  You can visit my illustration Dessertus Interuptus at the historic Pierre Bottineau Library in Minneapolis right now.  And most importantly I just completed my first book contract with author Ivan Jensen.  Mary Rode to Bethlehem on Me will be available for purchase later this year. 

 And I started 2012 off right with a new book contract.  Miya Monkey with Denise Ryan and Associates   Whoo Hoo!  

11 comments:

Anne said...

Congratulations on your book contract. That is wonderful!
Cheers to you!
Smiles are going your way!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Way to go Sharon!
love
tweedles

Hilary said...

Excellent! What a great way to start 2012. Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

Au and Target said...

Concats on your book contract! We loved this pic last time too. Awesome!

DJan said...

How cool to get that book contract first thing this year! But you deserve it, Sharon. Happy New Year!!

Angad Achappa said...

What a great way to start 2012!! :)
Congrats & a very Happy New Year... :)

Regards,
Angad Achappa
Angad Achappa Photography

Linda Hensley said...

Congrats! Much success and happiness in 2012!!

Indigene said...

Wowee! Congrats! More continued success and prosperity in 2012!

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on the new contract, that's a great way to start the new year.

Looks like kitty is making the best of his new moonscape home!

Nina Crittenden said...

Sharon, you just won an award! http://ninacrittenden.blogspot.com/2012/01/norma-rae-moment.html

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the contract!