Yesterday I received a very exciting phone call from LaNette in New York. She was wondering if I could create an illustration for their school's Winter book fair. She inspired me with words like "cozy" "warm" "books" "fireplace" and "snowy window scene." I couldn't resist! The image was playing in my mind before we hung up. The challenge: due the next day at 5:00pm!
That night (early this morning) I went to bed with the illustration penned and sized on watercolor paper, with some under painting completed. I woke up at 6am to get some work done before we went to town. On the way home I had the shocking realization that 5:00 New York time is 4:00 Iowa time! That provided me with the extra shot of adrenaline I needed! I finished at 3:30. Just in time to scan and send it.
The illustration is 81/2 by 11 and will appear on 11 by 17 posters that will be hung around town. It is exhilarating to think my little illustration will be seen around town in New York :) LaNette really liked it and we agreed that it was by the grace of God that it was completed on time. Praise to the Ultimate Creator!