Wednesday, January 20, 2010

the light of day was on them

A photo from last year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. The sketchbooks, and coffee cups, belong to Miguel, Anah and me. I shall try to keep making posts whilst my technical difficulties continue. These issues I'm having seem to have interrupted what I wanted to do, which was share some of my drawing aims for 2010.

One thing that I am definitely going to do this year is enter my drawings and book idea into Bologna's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition for 2011. Last year being selected for the exhibition changed so much for me and I couldn't recommend it more for those who are interested in children's books. Plus, it's free to enter. What have you got to lose?

If you should be selected your work is featured in an annual that publishers and editors use all year round. After the fair, the work travels across the globe to be exhibited in all kinds of exotic locations. One of the most lovely things for me was getting a handwritten letter (how often do you get those, these days?) from a girl in Japan who had seen my work in the travelling exhibition. Getting selected doesn't end at the Fair, it goes on and on and on...

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15 Comments:

Blogger BFArt School Girl said...

wow....
in a year... I promise... I'll be as good as you :)
I really want that to come true...
You're one of the few people who inspire me to give all my best to my plates in school!
If I can have one of your works... I would be so happy...
:)
keep it up

2:49 PM  
Blogger Doda said...

wonderful ! Thanks for the encouragement

3:41 PM  
Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

I think this is going to be a big year for you.

5:12 PM  
Blogger the GyPsY said...

I wish you all the best, Andrea, although I am sure you can do whatever you set your mind to - your work is fabulous.

11:18 PM  
Blogger 風景 said...

很好啊..................................................

1:22 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

My very best wishes to you too! I gotta agree with people above, your work is great and I don't see any thing that's impossible to achieve for you. Good luck and keep it up ^^

3:39 AM  
Blogger Catriona said...

Not surprised you were picked, your work is fab, Heres to bigger and better things.

10:31 AM  
Blogger alissa4102 said...

Go for it ! I remember your inspired and enthusiastic comments after last years fair ! I look forward to your reports for 2010.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Wow just wanted to say I love your work. I will follow your blog!

12:28 PM  
Blogger freekhand said...

:)

8:48 AM  
Blogger stef walker said...

Hi there, sorry to post on your blog, but I really like your work and wanted to send you an email with a few questions-I don't have a .mac account for your 'contact me' link to work. Could you post your email address on here please? Thanks very much :) Stef Walker

6:39 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everybody.
I appreciate each and every comment (apart from the bloody spam!).

Cheers, my dears.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Jenea said...

I wish you All the best in Bologna's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition!!! ;)

1:48 PM  
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