Sunday, December 30, 2007

The good stuff from 2007

• I've felt more motivated and creative than ever before
• steady increase in illustration clients and work
• got my first illustration client outside of Canada (Utne Reader)
• illustrated and designed my first children's book
• my closest girl friend returned after spending a year in Australia and stayed with me for about a month and a half which was so nice
• saw parts of BC that I'd never visited
• discovered my new cooking specialty: spicy pineapple-lime chicken
• made some important decisions about what I want to do in my life and have started to take steps to get there
• married my best friend.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!


Today was my last day of work before Christmas. I'm off for a week and I'm so grateful for the break. The boy and I are going to North-East Saskatchewan to spend Christmas with family.

I will be unable to take on any new illustration jobs until December 31st.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Woo hoo! 5 months!

Today is the 5 month anniversary of my marriage to Dario Joseph Verrelli.
I hope we never stop laughing and having fun. Happy anniversary D!



Also, happy anniversary to my parents, Charles and Marianne Hudon, who celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

weathervane illo

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This is an illustration for an album cover I was working on. We're not going in this direction anymore so I thought I'd post it, maybe get some feedback. I like how simplistic it is - I don't often do just a line drawing.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Chubby Broccoli

I just realized that today is the one year anniversary of my blog. I'm so glad that I started it and have managed to keep it up. I really wasn't exposed to the world of blogging until I started my own, but it's really opened my eyes to a lot of things. I've discovered so many talented illustrators who offer tons of great advice and insight. In addition to seeing their work, it's really great to get a look at their process and some of their thoughts. I've also made a few friends and I love checking in to see what they've been working on. And, of course, it's nice to get feed back on my own work. Just ask my husband - I get really excited when someone leaves a comment on my blog.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I did a small update to my illustration website on the weekend. Check it out at
If you have trouble viewing the updated version, try emptying your cache.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Finished promo

Here's what the front of my promo will look like:

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Colour inspiration

This is where the inspiration for the colours in my painting came from:

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Painted Self Portrait

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