Saturday, February 07, 2009

dawn gives me a shadow i know to be taller

Well, folks. Sorry there's no new drawing this week (I've got one on the go) but I wanted to re post these and to share something with you, too. Yesterday I found out that I have been selected to exhibit at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Anyone who's involved in children's books will know that Bologna is THE event of the calender. I am so excited, I still can't believe it. I keep checking the website to see if that really is my name. This has been a dream of mine for at least a decade. These are two of the drawings that I submitted.

Also, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visits my blog. I wouldn't have realised this dream if it hadn't been for all the support and encouragement you give me on a daily basis.

Just one more thing, my email has been acting really screwy recently. For anyone who has tried to contact me and hasn't received a reply 'sorry'. I try to get back to everyone within a week, so if I haven't done it's my stupid email account not getting messages through to me. Either, leave a comment here or send me a Flickr mail and I will try and get back to you via my new account.

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76 Comments:

Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

Well deserved Andrea, I think big things are afoot for you. You are truly unique.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Congratulations! I'm happy for you!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

Congratulation! great news

4:04 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Wow Andrea, that is absolutely amazingly wonderful. I had to go to the site to see your name up there, am truly excited for you, well done. You realise of course that you deserve it!! Hugs and Congratulations.

4:12 PM  
OpenID hiddenart said...

How exciting!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Brenda Yarborough said...

A HUGE
"C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!"
I'll also add. . . you absolutely, positively DESERVE it!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Maral said...

Excellent news, Andrea! Félicitations!! I am very very happy for you....

4:14 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

I seldom "speak" in caps but... MEGA CONGRATS!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Well done, congratulations and well deserved after all your hard work for it to be recognised this way, I just love your work and each new piece is awesome

Terry

4:25 PM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

A big up from me too! Well done and well deserved - love those two pics, definatly up there as my all time favourites

4:36 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Way to go, Andrea! Congratulation and have fun.

5:00 PM  
OpenID linisha said...

Hearty congratulations to you Andrea..

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving artiste!

5:15 PM  
Blogger The Happy Painter said...

Congrats. Well-deserved!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

Wow--congratulations, Andrea! How fabulous for you, and so well deserved. I am so happy for you! Your work is sure to delight even more people.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

Yea for you! You are so deserving of this! Your drawings and your wonderful imagination are extraordinary, and I love being able to follow your art through your blog! Go you!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Whoo-Hoooo!!! Congrats!!!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Bob Easton said...

Fabulous news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Congratulations!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger angeltreats said...

Fantastic news! I hope it all goes really well for you.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Quilt Knit said...

You deserve this. Have a great time at the Fair. Oh, Have you gotten to move yet?

Sherrie

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Claire M said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! It is great to see your work become even more visible.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous vickylw said...

MOST EXCELLENT & WELL DESERVED!!!
May this open many new doors for you and your incredible talent!

8:49 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Congratulations! this is great i am sooo happy for you

8:59 PM  
Blogger R.E. Wolf said...

Congratulations!!! It's a well-deserved honour!

9:01 PM  
Anonymous shirley said...

Congratualtions! Fabulous news. Please bring us on your journey with you and share the experience with your fans here at EDM.

9:41 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Congratulations! Hugely deserved, Andrea.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserved--enjoy!!! So very happy for you!! :):)

11:08 PM  
Blogger Minerva said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! You're an amazing artist and a source of inspiration.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Congratulations. This is just the beginning Andrea. I thinking that it's a good bet that you're not taking the illustration of the bra for display at the event.

11:23 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, everybody. Thank you ALL, SO much.

I still can't quite believe it. I keep thinking somebody is going to call me up and say it was all a big mistake and I'm not in after all.

Thanks again, I'm off to try and take all this in. Cheers.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Cynthia's Botanical Arts said...

Oh, I just want to add one more "CONGRATULATIONS!!" I do love your work - it delights and amazes me. How exciting to get acknowledgment for all of your talent. Let the Celebrations begin!!

11:54 PM  
Blogger Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Wow! That's awesome.Congrats!!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Vicki Robison said...

I truely love your work. I check the web site re!!!!!!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Judybec said...

Congrats! I heard your great news!!! Your drawings are fabulous!!!

1:42 AM  
Blogger Judybec said...

... I wanted to add -- I ADORE your hat pins!!!!!

1:43 AM  
Blogger Arty Velarde said...

congratulations! fantastic!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh my, that is something to be very proud of! Congrats... you deseve it, your work is fantastic!

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Colorfuldayz said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations to the list! I fell in love with your artwork a few months ago, and have been checking your blog ever since. Wish you all the best~

3:23 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

This is SO exciting! Vicarious thrills here in Wisconsin. Hugs.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Ana Tirolese said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting news.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Aarti Harish said...

Congrats Andrea..!!

7:38 AM  
Blogger AnniKa said...

Andrea, congrats! You're such a great artist, and knowing that Bologna, my city, finally gives you the attention you deserve makes me really happy! Hope to see you here!

Anna

9:30 AM  
Blogger Lelia said...

My best wishes for you and hope to see a children's book one day made by AJ :)
*thoughtfully* so it only takes a decade... I've got a long way to go still...

11:15 AM  
Blogger marancat said...

Congratulations - so pleased for you. You bring pleasure to so many people.

11:28 AM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

That's brilliant news, your work really deserves to be shown!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Doda said...

Wow! That is so fantastic- you so deserve it!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Stevie Tea said...

Andrea
Really proud of you.It's fantastic.Miss you.
Steve

5:19 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

CONGRATULATIONS ANDREA!!!! you definitely deserve it! So happy for you.

(BTW i checked...it is your name:)

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Cubist Comix said...

Congratulations Andrea! I'm excited for you.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous christine said...

That is terrific news, Andrea! **Congratulations!!!***

7:58 PM  
Blogger freebird said...

Hooray! All good dreams deserve to come true. You work hard on your pictures and I can't think of a kid who wouldn't like finding all these things in a hat. Congratulations!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Ricardo Sérgio said...

Great! Congratulations!

10:15 PM  
Anonymous danielle said...

That is such fantastic news, I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear about the wonderful things that will happen once everyone at the event sees your drawings!

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Congrats, Andrea! you really deserve it and we all can't wait to see what wonderful things happen next!

12:09 AM  
Blogger Sydney Harper said...

Congratulations! It's well deserved.

4:45 AM  
OpenID rachelhoward said...

Oh my God - wow!!! That's fantastic news - you'd better start planning right now!! And there are only 3 of you from the UK as well - you hold that flag up high for us! YAY!!!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

Well done you! DOn't forget to wave down at London as you fly over (if you fly over...) Otherwise a virtual wave will do!!

10:33 AM  
Blogger winna said...

I hope we get to see lots of photos and hear all the news etc.

2:52 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Hi Andrea.
Just wanted to say congrats. Long overdue. Also, I didn't realize you had slipped in another postcard with my print order. So to answer your question...that really is my last name!

9:22 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

Congrats Andrea!!!!!!! I'm so proud!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

Well done, that's so exciting!!

6:15 AM  
Blogger louloulovesbooks said...

Hi, I just wanted to say Hi and Congratulations! I discovered your blog somehow (?) and always have a peek and it seems rude to not say hello. Otherwise it's like peeking into someone's house when they left the light on!
Great drawings, cool blog
Louise

12:22 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

Congratulations! you'll knock 'em out with your work. Thanks to you for inspiring us!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Looking forward to your coming to the States for an exhibition.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Whoo Hoo.... You deserve the honor... Congratulations.

7:53 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Once again, guys, I'm totally overwhelmed by the response from you. Thank you all so much for all the encouragement. I'll take you along on this journey with me. In more ways than one.

Cheers, folks.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Apple-Pine said...

Congratulations! This is indeed a moment to celebrate!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Katherine Tyrrell said...

Many congratulations Andrea - that's wonderful news - which I'll be featuring on my blog next Sunday.

12:18 PM  
Blogger no way said...

Wow Andrea! Congrats, congrats, congrats! I am excited for you!

2:47 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Congratulations! Of course, they're awfully lucky to get you....

3:41 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Oh my! That is SO wonderful, Andrea!!! Congratulations!!!! I can hardly wait to hear what it's like and how it goes there. Does this mean we'll get to see a childrens book from you soon?? I sure hope so!

3:01 AM  
Anonymous janey said...

That's wonderful and a great accomplishment.

6:01 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, ladies.

Kathleen, that would be the most perfect case scenario. Being selected for the Fair gets me closer to that goal than I anything else ever has. So, fingers crossed.

Thank you, Casey, and erm, Carol!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Sandy Maudlin said...

You so deserve to be recognized and to have your work out there where others can enjoy it. It's a privilege to get to see your creativity here. Congratulations:-D

2:46 AM  

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