Saying Thanks and Upcoming Projects

I want to take a moment to extend a huge THANK YOU to those of yout hat take the time to read my blog posts, and a double THANK YOU THANK YOU to those of you that have also taken a few extra seconds to comment.  I truly appreciate it!  Those people include:

* Megan of Studio M.M.E. – I am so looking forward to your business series!

* Nicole of Blue Bicicletta – Always inspiring graphic art illustrations and fantastic poetry podcasts!

* Rebecca of Rockknitmomme – So lovely to meet you!

* Katja of Tinkelstein – I’m carefully (though slowly) improving my German!

* Spinndiva at Rambling Designs – The recipe on your blog right now looks so incredibly yummy!

* Penny from Pocketcarnival – I just found your fan page on Facebook, via Helena Tay’s Little Mo page!

* Pippit from Giftbearer – Yours was my first blog comment ever! 🙂

You are all fantastic and, even if I don’t comment every time, please know that I read your blogs and visit your shops regularly!  🙂

Now that I’ve said “Thanks!” I have some upcoming projects that I want to share with you all!  I’m so excited! I wish there was more time in the day and fewer “real life” things to take care of so that I could create all the time (or read all the time…I’m not sure which I love more!).

First up, perhaps you’ve seen some of my “Hypno” illustrations?  Right now most are art card size or on badges (or buttons depending on where you grew up!).  I cannot stop drawing these little darlings!  It started with this young lady:

From there, I haven’t been able to stop! I’ve got more hypno-girls and hypno-animals too!  I’ve decided to branch out and create two story-lines with the Hypno’s at the center of both.  One will be literary inspired, and the other more like a hypno-zoo.  Speaking of these two lines, what are your favorite literary genre’s or authors?  And, your favorite animals?

I also have several other illustration ideas floating around and hope to unveil new illustration based art and stationary illustrations before my BIRTHDAY on April 20th.  But…in bigger news:  My son has been drawing up comics like nobody’s business!  So much so that I am going to help him create some mini comic books – I guess you could say zines but he wants to say comics – and related products.  We are both super excited!  He’s only 11 and already a pretty sharp little man!  He has story ideas, character development, and more down!  Hope to unveil the first in his series before May 1st!  Right now mini-comic books, tote bags, and t-shirts are in the works.  So fun to see my little guy’s mind blossoming like this!  Yay!

A sample of JP’s art:

And, on a final note, I’m starting to freak out a little bit!  You may or may not know that we are moving from the West Coast to the East Coast this summer…all the way across the United States…nearly 3000 miles!  Our official move date is not entirely set but we will be going sometime in mid-July.  We are taking a cross-country road trip and hauling all of our stuff behind the car in a U-haul trailer which means we have tons of stuff to get rid of!  You may periodically see “Virtual Garage Sale” posts on our blog. If you see something you want, please let me know!  Or, if you have made such a move yourself and have any tips, again, please let me know!  I’d especially be obliged!  It will just be the boy, myself, and our black labrador, Mattie!  Excited but nervous!

As always, thanks for reading!  Have a fantastic April!


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9 Responses to “Saying Thanks and Upcoming Projects”

  1. spin Says:

    Those illustrations are so cute!!!!!
    I am glad you like the pasta dish! I am almost certain that you can make a dairy free version. Soy milk would work (the only difference is it would not be quite as creamy, but I have made it with plain milk when I did not have the whipping cream… still yummy!) 😀
    Hugs to you!

    • maleaab Says:

      Thanks! I plan to try it with rice milk and just use a smaller amount than is called for with the whipped cream. Maybe add some margarine/dairy free butter or something too. It looks so good!

  2. Katja Says:

    You are very welcome 🙂 I think alomst every blogger loves to receive comments so lets spread the love a little! 😉

    Your son is really lucky to have a mother that encourages and promotes his interests (I don’t believe in talent – IMO everyone can excel in those things he/she is passionate about). A lot of parents rather try to steer their children away from artsy stuff, pressuring them into careers that will eventually mace them rich but not happy… It’s nice to see that there are others as well 🙂

    I really like your giraffe-design! Since you have just discovered my blog you probably haven’t seen this post:

    like minds it seems 😉

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland sendet

    P.S. Alles Gute für dem Umzug!

  3. mimi brooks Says:

    I want to congratulate you on your blog and your up coming Etsy shop, exciting, looking forward to your products! May even purchase a Tee ( do you have adult sizes??) lol. Read you on Facebook!

    • maleaab Says:

      Hi! Thanks for the comment! Yes, some of the shirts are adult size. The size of each is in the listing descriptions.

  4. Penny Says:

    Aww the hypno giraffe! So cute!!!

    Good luck preparing for your move – it will be so exciting once you’re there!

  5. Cara Says:

    Many thanks for spreading the word about CASA’s 2nd Annual Greeting Card Drive!! The kids will love getting handmade cards! Best of luck with your move and new endeavors!

  6. cabin + cub Says:

    Awww.. cute illustrations! Love the hypno giraffe! 😉

  7. Samantha Says:

    Thta’s a big deal move! Good luck!

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