Welcome to my blog , The Hare Illustratère. I'll be posting about my art process and journey as an illustrator/author here.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother' Day!

Happy Mother's day to all the mom's, and mother figures. We are who we are because of you.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Hoppy Easter!

 Hoppy Easter!! Happy Spring to my fellow creatives!

Here's hoping everyone finds a way to grow and bloom wherever they're planted.

My Gardening Bunny illustration: ink, colored inks and a bit of digital. Art created with the art challenges/prompts in mind for both #cbigArtShare - Gardening and #colour_collective - Mallow & Mint.

#cbigArtShare: monthly prompt  - post on Twitter/Instagram on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. May's prompt is #mermay. See @cbigNYC

#colour_collective: weekly color prompt - post every friday at 2:30pm on Twitter. Colors are posted on Saturday for the following Friday. Color pair forApril 22 is Seashell & French Sky Blue. I find the weekly challenges a bit, well, challenging, especially now that they're doing color pairs! See @CLR_Collective 

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

April: KidLitArtPostcard: Kazu

Kazu, Fox girl character © Diana Ting Delosh

One of my  goals for 2022 is to post a #KitLitArtPostcard post every month on Twitter.  Here's my April digital postcard. That means designing 12 different digital postcards for 2022. Which will give me a range of designs to send out to Art Directors and editors when I do an e- mailing.

Rules for myself are: 
• Preferably fresh, recent illustration.
• Has to be an illustration I've never used for a KitLitArtPostcard.
• Post on the Day, the earlier the better.

The pros of creating digital postcards are many.  It's free and you can tailor your design to the recipient. No Printing costs. No stamps. No address labels. No waste. 

The cons: It's harder to get email addresses for art directors and  editors. Hence why #KidLitArtPostcard is such a genius idea for kidlit artists.

#KidLitArtPostcard created by Gina Perry, @ginamarieperry, last spring for illustrators to promote their art on Twitter since the pandemic made snail mailing postcards problematic. Illustrators create a digital postcard and post it on the 1st Thursday of the month on Twitter and now even on Instagram.

My Feb #KidLitArtPostcard Twitter post
Dragon Egg, Mandrake Root © Diana Ting Delosh

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Good Fortune Fortune Cookie


Recently I got an amazingly auspicious fortune from a fortune cookie.  I should point out that these days an actual fortune in a fortune cookie seems to be rarity. Nowadays they're mainly pithy sayings or quotes like the early bird catches the worm or something about being diligent.  Which may be true but really, I don't need a cookie to tell me that. So this was an exciting moment.

"Look for the dream that keeps coming back. It is your destiny"

Yup this fortune is a keeper and I'm taping it to my desk. Mind you, I do take these things with a grain of salt, but it's still nice to see when you have a picture book dummy out on submission with your agent and a grant application out as well as numerous other things out that you won't get a response to for awhile if ever. Never mind the projects you're currently keeping busy with to keep your mind off of everything as well as the real need to have something new to: submit, share,  always keep moving forward. It's like the universe sending you a message that all your efforts may come to fruition one day. No harm in finding a positive sign among all the negative voices that makes you question your illustrator/author dreams.

Here's to all my creative friends ever working, illustrating, writing, submitting and promoting: Good Luck and may all your creative dreams come true.

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