Friday, October 14, 2005

Jet Lag Sucks & Illo Showcase

Uggghhh...I am feeling like crap. I'm 5 hours ahead body clock-wise so it's 5:30 am to me.

I am a member of the Illustrators Club of DC/MD/VA and tonight was our Illustrator's Showcase at the National Geographic Society's headquarters. I do illustration work under the name "Wawa Moore" as I am published in the adult fiction market and don't want a confusion.

It was pretty cool. There were about 60 illustrators there and each had a table to themselves to set up materials. Art directors and buyers would circulate among us checking out our work. I was so nervous as it was my first one and looking around at the other tables, a lot of the others had fancy setups and displays and I felt so plain and silly and small compared to them. I went outside and called my husband with a minor anxiety attack. He told me not to worry, that it's my talent that counts and I appreciated that. As soon as I sat back down one came over and told me how much they liked my work. All night long ( and it does pay to actually be at your table--they tend to stop more), AD's told me how much they liked my work. I was very tickled as I'm new to this. I hope something comes out of it and I'm glad I participated.

8 comments:

Gerrie said...

Elle:

You have to start somewhere and maybe a fancy set-up didn't hide your work. Hope the jetlag lets up soon - at least you don't live on the west coast!!

Deborah said...

Good for you! That's a big deal. I'm so proud of you. Keep us posted.

Karoda said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm impressed how you've returned from a major trip and didn't miss a beat!!!! Keep on flowing!

Elle said...

Hey, you've got to keep that positive momentum flowing, you know? I've got my fingers crossed.

Deb R said...

Yay Elle!! I hope you get lots of calls as a result of this. I love your illustrations. I think my fave on your website is the one of the three little girls lying in a circle.

gabrielle said...

Elle, The cream always rises. Fancy dislays and lighting are sometimes the emperor's new clothes...it's about the work...and you just proved it. Congrats....hope you get lots of calls.

PaMdora said...

Good job at getting past your comfort zone. Sometimes you have to do that to grow! So, where can we see your illustration work? I'm not always up-to-date on the blogs, but is there another web site?

Elle said...

If you click on "My Writing/Illustration Site" in my sidebar and then cilck on "Children's", you can see some of it there.