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Welcome to my blog , The Hare Illustratère. I'll be posting about my art process and journey as an illustrator/author here. To find out more about my whimsical & elegant illustrations on nifty things you can buy, please Visit my other blog, The Art Hare's Wares.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Illustrator's Art Prints & Cards

Fine Art Prints make unique presents for mom or anyone else on your gift list including yourself. Browse my Gallery for whimsical story art and decorative florals available as fine art giclée prints and art cards. Prints are available in various sizes and grades of fine art papers. Custom matting and framing is optional. Your choice of fine art papers is also available for cards. Please click on my ImageKind Ardwerx Scrolling Banner in the right side bar to view all images.

ImageKind is offering Free US Ground Shipping in honor of Mother's Day. Please use Promo Code: MDay2008 at check out. Limit 1 order per person. Offer ends Mother's Day May 11, 2008 at 10pm PDT.

Thanks for looking and shopping at: wingedrabbit.imagekind.com/ardwerx

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Artist's - Mother's Day Card Sales Promo!

Greeting Card Universe is offering Free Postage and Shipping for Mother's Day Cards. No minimum card purchase. Please use Promo Code: MOTHER08 at check out. Hurry - Offer ends April 30, 2008. Please click on my Diana's Cards Widget in the right side bar and choose from any of my 6* Mother's Day Cards.

Diana's Cards features my ink and watercolor, animal and floral illustrations for holidays and all occassions. These are real, high quality, PAPER GREETING CARDS! Please note that the inside text is fully editable. Pick your font, color, size, write your own message or even make into a blank note. To date, there are 159* card designs in my store. *New Cards are added weekly. Thanks for looking and shopping at: greetingcarduniverse.com/dianascards.com.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

IF: FAIL

UGH! - © 2007 Diana Ting Delosh
The Illustration Friday - word of the week is: Fail

To FAIL, To be a failure - to be a Loser, to be a Reject, etc.
Introducing Fern Messy, a character from a picture book proposal I'm currently shopping around. She epitomizes how I feel when one of my proposals is rejected. Even though I know not to take it personally - my gut reaction is to feel like I've failed.

Awhile back I had asked my mentor and friend, the great children's book illustrator and author, Robert Quackenbush if he had any advice on dealing with rejection/failure. He shared his 2 favorite mottos ( borrowed from Winston Churchill):

"Always pass from failure to failure with enthusiasm."

"Never give up! Never give up! No, never, never, never give up!"


Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Illustration Promo Postcard

Here it is - my promo postcard design - well the front anyway. I know the usual wisdom is to use your best already created image but I got this great idea. Originally
I was going to have Skunk say "On the internet, we can pass as people!" It tickled my funnybone. But common sense prevailed. It is after all supposed to be my postcard to launch my illustration Website. And it was getting way too type heavy and cluttered. So now Skunk is just shouting dianadelosh.com - in big letters. It works better design wise too, I think.

The back will just have my return address and will feature a small ink/line drawing of a girl chalk doodling on the pavement. Yup - I do draw people - animal and nature is just a specialty.