I am so excited! Paper Stained Glass by Klutz is finally out. My illustration ‘Earth Day Butterfly’ is on page 40! What a wonderful experience working with the folks at Klutz. They were absolute professionals every step of the way. I only wish all my illustration gigs went this smoothly.
It’s been over a year of waiting, and then out of the blue several weeks ago, I finally got a call from someone at Klutz telling me my comp copies were shipping. Wahoo! The person also said they’d goofed and spelled my name wrong in the credits. She apologized profusely, and assured me it would be fixed in the next edition. Ahhh … darn it. Oh well, everyone’s been spelling my last name wrong as long as I can remember anyway.
So! I’ve been waiting patiently for my books to arrive ever since. Two weeks ago, a friend sent me a photo from her phone. It was of her daughter holding open a book showing my illustration. I hadn’t even seen it myself yet, and I have to admit … I was mildly jealous. She’d seen it in a shop in San Francisco. Last night I could take the wait no more and dragged my husband over to Learning Express to see if they had it in stock – and they did! What an awesome feeling opening the book up and finding my page. I ended up buying one while I wait for the comp copies to come! *L* The link above goes to Amazon. I wish I had a better picture to post … (like maybe of the illustration)? I’ll post one as soon as I can.
Congratulations! how cool is that !!! You must feel profoundly validated! Keep going!!! May be they will do a WHOLE book of your stuff ? 😉
Ohmigosh! How exciting! Good for you! Hurray!!!! Hmmmmm… I think this calls for a side trip to Borders on the way home from work tomorrow!
Wooohoooo! And I can say I knew that chick way back when!
WOW I would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy…. How did you get that gig?
Yeah, quite a thing. Very cool. I got a random phonecall from an admin of the editor. She had come across one of my butterflies in my illustration portfolio and asked if I could do a similar one for this project. I thought about it … FOR TWO SECONDS and said yep. Really cool experience.