Monday, July 28, 2008

YAAAAAYYYY!!!


I firmly believe that the way we choose to handle disappointments in life affects many outcomes. I had a very disappointing month, as many of you know now. The children's ABC yoga book that I had been awarded was pulled back from me, followed by an auto accident which left my car totaled. Instead of digging my heels in and trying to control the uncontrollable, I took the last couple of weeks off from my artwork to contemplate life, wait for a settlement from the insurance company, and negotiate a new children's book opportunity for the Smithsonian Institution which came my way from Soundprints while I was out of town for 5 days.

Today I have good news...

A few moments ago I received a call from the book shepherd handling the children's ABC yoga book in California....the book project is back on and they asked me if I would still accept the opportunity to work with them and illustrate the book! I cannot tell you how happy I am. It turns out the author felt rushed to make a decision in choosing an illustrator and in the end she still decided I was the ideal one for the job. Now I just have to figure out how I am going to juggle all of this work, but I am happy to have this sort of dilemma rather than the former!

19 comments:

  1. woooohooooooo!!! See? When its meant to be.. its meant to be, my friend!

    Don't worry about too much work, you'll find a way. I'm sooo happy for you Kate!!

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  2. Fantastic!!!! Congratulations - I'm so excited for you. I felt a little sad too when I read about that project falling through because it sounded like something you would love to do. You'll totally rock out all the great work you have on your plate!

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  3. I am thrilled for you Kate! I guess all of it came in due time. :) Congratulations my dear friend! You deserve all the breaks!

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  4. wonderful news Kathleen!!!! I knew they would come around...your work is amazing and I can't wait to see more of it....and you know we all have someone looking out for us...and even though we hit a few bumps along the way...it all works out....

    I am so happy for you and know that there will be more wonderful things in your life!!! so hang on and just go with it!!!

    hugs
    Diana

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  5. Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I guess good things come to those who wait ... and go on vacation, right?
    Once you let go and relaxed about it, then it all came together for you.
    I'm sure you will manage fine with all the new work!

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  6. Yay yay yay!! I'm so happy for you doll! You so deserve it!!

    Congratulations! I wish you many inspired days!

    a : )

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  7. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and it's great you had the outlook you did. And as for your vehicle, I know when I wrecked my truck in 2001, I got about twice it's trade-in value from the insurance company. Hopefully that works the same or better for you!

    Best of luck with both books! Hope to see updates as you progress! :)

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  8. WOW, Kate. I am so happy for you. I am so sorry you've had souch a tough month. Gosh I am so glad you were ok even though your car did not survive. that is worth being so thankful for.

    I'm PSYCHED for you about the Yoga book!!!!!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!! BIG CONGRATS!!!! :)
    XOXOXOXOXO
    kathy

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  9. That's wonderful Kate - Congratulations!! And if this illo is any indication, I know it will be a beautiful book. Now you can put that bad month behind you and move on to greener pastures... all the best xx

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  10. That's awesome Kate! Hip-hip-Hooray! 8 )

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  11. Lovely illo and you have such a great attitude. Sorry you've had such a bad July, it seems to be looking brighter now though, sometimes we just need to write a month off and look forward to the next!

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  12. Never think of blessings running dry. Just think of the stras realigning themselves. Congratulations and glad you are well.

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  13. that is great news. congratulations!

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  14. God bless you as you work. How wonderful to have good news after such a difficult month. What a delight you will be to the people you are creating for!

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  15. I am happy for you and it's good that you stood back and took some reflection. I had a car accident( not my fault and it totaled my car) too! My dearest buddy Rat passed on as well so I am in the reflective place :)

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  16. Very nice illustration and blog. Keep it up!

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  17. Wow, what a roller-coaster month! Looks like I've missed some things here and there. I guess I was off somewhere having my own tough time. So many friends of mine have been 'stepping in poop' everywhere they turn lately. Let's hope the days ahead are brighter for us all.
    I like what Ces said...the stars are just re-aligning themselves!
    I'm so glad you're not injured, and I'm thrilled about the yoga book! I'm glad they came to their senses:)

    And hey....thank you for the birthday song! I heard you loud and clear. How did you know??
    XXX

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  18. Woooohoo! Thats wonderful news. Congrats, Kate!

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  19. I'm so happy it worked out for you in the end, Kate! It was meant to be.

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