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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I wet my pants while using an eastern style (squat) toilet ...joy!
Im not exactly in the same position as you. But I know how you feel. I just graduated with an illustration degree. Can I find a job yet? No. Do I get looks and comments from people because of it? Yes. Its the kind of industry (and I want to be in publishing too- writing and illustrating my own books) that is very hard to get into and can take a very long time. Example- Jill Murphy author of famous Worst Witch books (well very famous here) took her 9 years of rejection to finally get published and now look how successful she has been. This is more of an example that relates to me rather than you, but I think its just as hard to get anything published.

I too, am different from the typical and 'popular' childrens illustration you see out there-but I have been told not to conform to what you see, because publishing industry goes though 'fads' and if I changed to fit in, I'd just be lost among a crowd. You have to stick to your instincts and natural talent and look for a publisher or change in the market where your work will be the new, exciting and most refreshing thing out there!

Don't give up on your dreams- your parents will come around, and if they dont, well, its your life, not theirs! Good luck with it all!
Originally Posted by kat180
ooooooo an illustration degree?! that sounds cool. I definitely agree with sticking with your instincts. I almost started a career in fashion but changed my mind after I couldn't go to the design school I wanted. Probably the best thing that happened to me. I realized that I love books and music way more than fashion. What kind of children's books are you interested in doing?
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Originally Posted by kenzie!

wouldnt that depends on the context of your texts?



it never fails every time i return from VN i get sticker shock. im so used to paying things at a fraction of the cost here that it takes me several days before i can spend money again.
Originally Posted by OBB
I know what you mean! When I got back from Cambodia, everything here seemed so expensive. What do you mean I can't get a huge meal, plus drinks, for a few dollars?!
Also, it was weird getting used to not being able to negotiate price. You'd think I was there for longer than two weeks!
Originally Posted by SCG

hehe...im not much of a haggler. but i remember last year when i got a scarf for 1.50$. i haggled the price of 2$ until she relented. then i caught myself and asked why am i haggling over 50 cents? shes probably only make 50 cents for the scarf. after that i stopped.

ive been wanting to go see Ankgor Wat. i love historical sites. i hope you enjoyed your trip.
hehehehehehe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJTwgF9BSYk

He looks so happy

The ending is epic.

This made my rather cr*ppy day
Originally Posted by kat180
Do you think the people in the orchestra are wearing hoods so their ears don't explode?
Is this Russia's Got Talent?
And hey, this guy's a big star. He even goes by just one name. Vitas.
I'm fascinated.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Me to!

I noticed the hoods- I thought maybe it was a weird creepy vibe they were trying to create

The people ummm....dancing (?) in the back didn't have hoods though which would have been even better!

Whatever the answer- I love it.

Strange strange screeching man- I adore you
Im not exactly in the same position as you. But I know how you feel. I just graduated with an illustration degree. Can I find a job yet? No. Do I get looks and comments from people because of it? Yes. Its the kind of industry (and I want to be in publishing too- writing and illustrating my own books) that is very hard to get into and can take a very long time. Example- Jill Murphy author of famous Worst Witch books (well very famous here) took her 9 years of rejection to finally get published and now look how successful she has been. This is more of an example that relates to me rather than you, but I think its just as hard to get anything published.

I too, am different from the typical and 'popular' childrens illustration you see out there-but I have been told not to conform to what you see, because publishing industry goes though 'fads' and if I changed to fit in, I'd just be lost among a crowd. You have to stick to your instincts and natural talent and look for a publisher or change in the market where your work will be the new, exciting and most refreshing thing out there!

Don't give up on your dreams- your parents will come around, and if they dont, well, its your life, not theirs! Good luck with it all!
Originally Posted by kat180
ooooooo an illustration degree?! that sounds cool. I definitely agree with sticking with your instincts. I almost started a career in fashion but changed my mind after I couldn't go to the design school I wanted. Probably the best thing that happened to me. I realized that I love books and music way more than fashion. What kind of children's books are you interested in doing?
Originally Posted by blackguitargirl
Im interested in picture books for slightly older children (which of course are rare and thus makes even less likely for me to get published!) because I really love history and love combining the two. The subject matter I find fascinating is usually suited for a slightly older audience not to mention my illustrations have a sophisticated quality (or so I have been told several times).

I just did a book about WWI in the tenches-and the subject of death means its too old for younger readers who usually get picture books- but I take a more European/French look on picture books- that children can handle more serious subject matters but also that picture books aren't just for kids! English/American picture books are generally very safe and traditional!
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,530
Do you have a closet you can make some space in? Maybe put a dress over it and pretend you have company?
Originally Posted by spring1onu




That is hilarious! Thank you for my first good laugh of the day.
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It's page 666!
Originally Posted by Befrizzled
hahaha. when i turned on the laptop this morn, all my windows were minimized and the one tab said - Say it I dare you p.666. and I couldn't figure out what the heck that meant. : )
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Dude walks out of the bedroom with an armload of jeans...
"Where are you going?"
"To put these jeans in the hamper."
"You mean the ones that were folded and sitting on the end of the bed?"
"Yes."
"I just washed and folded those."
"Oh, I thought they were dirty."
Originally Posted by Speckla
so funny! no offense guys, but you can be so lame-brained stupid sometimes. hahaha.
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