Friday, October 22, 2010

all i wanna do

Ooooh. 'Citing stuff. The book I recently (ish) illustrated arrived at my little home today. It's a great feeling to finally hold it. It's a little book, little but cute. I know I keep on repeating myself, but for those who don't know, it's by Jane Austen. I'll tell you more, and add some photos, in the next post. Right now, I'm so excited I just wanted to share this news with you.

This is one of my favourite drawings. It also graces the cover. This scan isn't so great. In the original you can see every hole that the needle made in the material. Yes, I actually drew every tiny hole. Nothing obsessive about that, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Anonymous Tim said...

Congratulations, my dear! IT has finally arrived. I hope it lives up to your exacting standards. If only Ms Austen would write another book so that you could illustrate that too. Meanwhile there's always Mr D'Arcy. Well done.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Congratulations, Andrea Your drawing is so delightful and beautifully done—every tiny hole. I am looking forward to seeing the entire book.

4:24 PM  
Blogger jill said...

Excellent, well done, congratulations and thankyou for sharing. Between you and Danny Gregory you both inspired me to draw. Thankyou and well done.

4:55 PM  
Blogger ODD imagination said...

I am a new to your blog and it is so beautiful! I look forward to you sharing the new book. I love the illustration (and yes, I would draw all the little holes too).

5:20 PM  
Blogger wenstumped said...

That is simply amazing. And if this scan doesn't do it justice then I can't imagine how amazed I'd be looking at the real thing. Beautiful.

5:34 PM  
Blogger nanke's stuff said...

This is just beautiful, and I love all the little details. (6 strand embroidery thread, I believe! lol). You must feel terrific - congratulations! nancy

6:05 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love your artwork. I stop by every day just to get my fix. The detail on this piece is just fantastic.

6:36 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Hurrah! Looking forward to more pictures of this, Andrea.

7:36 PM  
Blogger vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Woo Hoo! How exciting! I hope you'll post where we can find a copy.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous jeanette, mistress of longears said...

What, you obsessive? Phooey! Wonderful!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Lesley Purcell said...

Gorgeous drawing (again) rewally looking forward to finding out more about the book!

11:40 PM  
Blogger SOiNTOiT said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see!:)Pam

12:03 AM  
Blogger iulia crisan said...

congrats! :D wonderful day indeed! :D

6:28 AM  
Blogger Vicky said...

You are amazing! I too stop by every day to get my "fix". Your one very talented woman Andrea. Look forward to hearing more about the book. Austen is my favourite author.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Liz Steel said...

wow o wow!!!!!! SO excited for you. Congratulations! I can't wait till I can get my own copy!!!!

8:51 AM  
Blogger travelingsuep said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I look forward to seeing more photos of your illustrations.

8:55 AM  
Blogger marancat said...

Congratulations - such well deserved sucess!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

The publisher certainly chose the right person to illustrate the book! You should be so proud. Congratulations.

2:23 PM  
OpenID evensketchier said...

congratulations!! you must feel great!!

4:11 PM  
OpenID evensketchier said...

congratulations!! you must feel great!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Paula Jarvis said...

Good for you , Andrea! Outstanding work, as always.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Joel C Anatoli said...

Congrats! You rock!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

BRAVA, Andrea, it couldn't happen to a more deserving person! What wonderful work.

7:08 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, so much.
You are all so kind.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Claire M said...

Charming painted image!!
Congratulations on the new book!!

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Alissa said...

Hooray !!! this is wonderful and well deserved. I add my name to the list of your fans who also look forward to seeing the book

5:22 AM  
Blogger Peter Fong said...

Congrats on the book :D Hope you do more!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Happy Blogging said...

Congratulations! Your drawings are beautiful. Hope more opportunites come your way!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Wowee! You *must* have drawn this from a photo. Did you?? It's really spectacular. Can't wait to see some photos of this book of yours!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Anais said...

Fantastic, Andrea! Just amazing drawing, as usual :)
Congratulation and thanks for sharing your art with us

5:46 PM  
Blogger freebird said...

Congratulations. And this is a very pretty picture. Of course you had to do all the holes. It wouldn't have been your work if you hadn't!

2:41 AM  
Blogger Shalaka Bhagwat said...

Congratulations, Andrea!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Frank Zweegers said...

Nice blog about art. I like your creation a lot!

3:38 PM  
Blogger SKIZO said...


4:57 PM  
Blogger pedalpower said...

wow! Good for you and congratulations! I wonder if I will be able to get my hands on this over sis is a writer and a big Austen fan, so this would make a wonderful Christmas gift!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I'd love to see all the illustrations you created in that book!

11:47 PM  
Blogger Janene said...

Andrea, I am so happy for you! Your drawings are delightful and so need to be published in a book so more people can enjoy them. I want a copy!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Lovely lovely lovely, Andrea! I am certainly hoping that there will be no problem in shipping your book across the sea!

11:59 PM  

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