Friday, May 22, 2009

All Finished!

I just completed all of the interior spreads for the new children's book "Little Black Ant on Park Street", for the Smithsonian's Backyard Books series. Now I am just waiting to see if there are any revisions...as an illustrator, you always hope there are no revisions, but with 14 paintings, there are bound to be some. This was a 10 month long project, and I am so glad to be finished. The book is dedicated to my mom, whose presence I felt with me along the book's journey. You can watch for the book's release this fall. I will have more updates on my blog as I get more information on upcoming dates.

Here is the cover.


And here is a photo I took of the entire painting I made for the cover.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting. I hope you don't get many revisions, good luck, and congratulations!

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  2. Just beautiful! Congratulations!

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  3. your work is breathtaking Kathleen!!! congrats on the project...it is always so much fun to reach the end....almost as exciting as starting a project!!!

    How touching that you dedicated it to your Mom...she is smiling down on you....

    Hugs
    Diana

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  4. Kate, this is fantastic. I don't see how there could be any corrections or changes in your wonderfully detailed work. I know your mom would have been so proud of you and what a lovely tribute to her memory.

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  5. i'm so happy for you!! This book is beautiful!

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  6. Yay you finished!!! You must be so happy and proud!

    It looks beautiful kate!! Congratulations :o)

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  7. WOW! Amazing, beautiful spread!

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  8. What a huge accomplishment! You should be quite proud. I'm sure your mom would be ;)

    I can't wait to get one...or two!

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  9. I found your blog through Polly's blog and wanted to let you know that I love your work! All the pictures are so beautiful...:)

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  10. This is a wonderful accomplishment Kate! All I can say is when I see you next, we are gonna celebrate like there's no tomorrow! :) Congrats girlfriend!

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  11. Beautiful Kate. Just stunning!!

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  12. wow that is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL painting. I love the composition. Even though I know it is a wrap around cover so you won't see it quite this way, i love how the dandelion seeds make your eye trail from left to right across the painting.
    Really wonderful, you should be proud! congratulations, Kate!

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  13. Congratulations, Kathleen!! Sounds like a great project. Beautiful work!

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  14. FABULOUS !!!
    congratulations :o)

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  15. HI Kathleen! wanted to stop by and say hello. Great new posts! Hope you're well.

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  16. Congratulations again, Kate! What an amazing feat!! I really cannot wait to see the finished product!!

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  17. Woohoo! What a wonderful project and touching dedication. May the Lord bless you with zero revisions.

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  18. beautiful work
    I hope it goes well

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  19. Kate, does the rest of the painting wrap around to the back? I love it. I can't wait to buy it. First I need to buy the Yoga one...

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  20. Wonderful! The details are incredible!!

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  21. Wow, what an amazing job you've done!

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