Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Update, Metroheads, New York City, Holidays!

"Man with Turban", ink and watercolor

Some time ago, I think it was in December last year, Kim talked about call for submissions of a literary magazin on her Blog, the magazin called 'The Truth about The Fact". They accepted submissions of novels and artwork.

I submitted several of my "Metroheads" illustrations in black/white, and in February got a letter from the editor, informing me that "Man with Turban" had been chosen and would be published in April. Which made me very happy, of course. With it came an invitation for a launch party either in Los Angeles (in April) or in New York City (in May).
I always dreamed of visiting New York and my husband (who has visited NYC twice already, but a long time ago) said: why not taking a week of vaccation in New York in May, so that you can go to the launch party at the same time? Two days later he bought flight tickets (flight is next Sunday) and a tourist guide:).... And the visit is topped with cream: a meeting with Kim, who has had a photograph published in the same edition and who will be at the launch party too!
In the meantime, a lot of things have happened, but I don't realize this very well yet. In order to stop beating myself up about undone things, (not being able to blog as much as I did before is one of these) I should list the things which HAVE been done:
My Miss Doodle painting which I did in a creative frenzy and which I had in an exhibition in Fulda/Germany, sold very well and hangs now in the Tourist Office of the town.
-The "Miss Doodle ltd. Edition T-shirts campaign" took me a lot of time and organization skills (which I don't have:) and I'm very happy that Miss Doodle's shirts went out into the world to many of my dear blogfriends.
-Drafts of the children's book I'm working on together with a friend are being sent out to publishers to get a first opinion.
-One last thing had to be done before leaving, a book-draft with 37 images of "my" Metroheads, plus text which is copied from my blog and had to be edited to fit in the pages. So this is ready now too.
Here are three sample pages:

Copryright ©estandrea - All rights reserved


aimee said...

congratulations, andrea! enjoy your vacation in new york!!

Martine said...

Congratulations to you Andrea. You'r very succesful and i'm so happy for you.
Enjoy and have fun in the big Apple.

Jessie Lilac said...

Wow Andrea! Well done. you've achieved so much and all your hard work is paying off :) The sketch is lovely, as are your other 'Metroheads'. What a thrill to actually travel there too, you must be very excited!x

soulbrush said...

oh wow you have been busy indeed. i also submitted some writing and a poem to them but had no luck, well done and good luck to you and kim. ms doodle t shirt is very happy here in london.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh how exciting for you. NYC - oh my! We live about 8 hours drive from NYC - I am almost tempted to tell Sabrina we're going to jump in the car and drive up to have lunch with you.

Artist Unplugged said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Enjoy your trip to NYC. Your pages are absolutely awesome!

Lynn said...

Huge Wow, Wow, Wow Andrea, so many accomplishments! I am happy for you...will the bottom book of metro heads be published too?
Have fun in NY and at the launch party! Bravo, and take a deep bow for so much success in all these avenues of your art world. It's forgiven that you have not been in blogland as much, as it's evident that your time was needed inorder to make all these other things happen. I'm glad you were able to come back to let us know about them. Again, my heartfelt congratulations for all of it.

PS. My tee shirt is here, and I love it! Also the precious lace doilies and the art pieces you included all make me very happy.
Thanks Andrea! Hugs and more hugs.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I am impressed over all you have done so far. Congrats on it all. Wow.
Will this book of metro heads be for sale one day? You need to do Miss Doodle in a book form like that.
Both of you have lots of fun in NYC. Nice you are meeting Kim there too.
Enjoy every second of it.

Kim said...

Andrea, did you say you were going to meet with publishers at that launch party? I think so...and boy what a surprise they are going to have when you show them this 'book' you have created...I see something very special happening here! :)

I am so glad a Metrohead is going to grace 'The Truth About The Fact' is a perfect combination!

Congratulations and I will see you in New York City in a few days time.

Have a Safe Trip!

sukipoet said...

Andrea that is sooooo exciting. congrats and have a wonderful time in New York and meeting KIM! Hurrah. And welcome.

Paula said...

Oh how wonderful for you. Of course all of us, your blogging friends could have easily told the editor how talented you are !!!!!!

Enjoy your trip !

~Babs said...

I'm SO excited for you,,,that your artwork was accepted is a major achievement, and the opportunity of a book is the icing on the cake!
And if that weren't enough,,,meeting up with Kim!
Have a super time in a fabulous place!
I hope the two of you can grab a sandwich at Carnegie Deli and salute all we Blogger buddies!

marianne said...

Wow Andrea this certainly is exciting!
You go girl!
The man with the turban is fabulous and so does the book looks.
Oscar will have a fun time in Germany and you in NYC!
Enjoy it!

fiona long said...

Congratulations Andrea! It's a wonderful ilustration and it'll look great in print. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy meeting Kim!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Andrea! How wonderful.

patti said...

Fantastic news Andrea! Have a great time in NYC :)

tammy vitale said...

I have been too long away from here! look at all you've done! Love the metroheads book! and hope your trip to NYC is wonderful. May you have a safe and joyous trip! How nice to have such a supportive husband.