As promised, I am revealing last Sunday’s source of awesome inspiration…. a wedding card for my friends Holly and Craig, who got married in Las Vegas early in March!
Holly had worn a headband with devil horns and a veil for her bachelorette party. That headband sparked the idea… I feel that Holly and Craig have a devilish nature in common, so I drew this cartoon portrait of them as devils and did a little play on words: “Devils May Care,” to state their obvious love and care for each other, but also to indicate their quickly pulled together (but well-thought out) nuptials.
I had this image in my head for a few weeks before having the time to execute it, so I’m pleased with how it turned out, and so are the newlyweds.
Baluchi’s, one of the restaurants that I illustrated for the Park Slope Reader’s restaurant review asked to purchase a print of my artwork! You must stop by some some of their delicious Indian cuisine and to check out the print, everyone is really nice there. I am very flattered to have this print displayed in the restaurant. I also added a small caption to let people know it was published in the Winter 2009-10 issue, along with my credit. I am working on getting in touch with other managers at restaurants that I have illustrated in the neighborhood to see if they would like to purchase prints.
I re-purposed one of my existing illustrations to give as a retirement greeting card to a nurse at my allergist’s office. She’s been working at that office since before I started going for treatment there and I’ll really miss seeing her. I personalized the inside with her name and the message “Congratulations on your retirement!” In the future, I may offer this card in The Nancydraws Shop.