First of all, Talk2thetrees hat shop will be closing on January 7th 2014. This is to give me time to work on illustrations more. I'll be illustrating another book here pretty soon, and will need some time! So, if you've got your eye on a hat, get it now while it's open!
My sale section of the art shop will also be closing on January 7th. This means that any and all art in that section will be taken down from the shop. A lot of these paintings are already at 50% off. So, now is the time to get them before they are gone for good!
Cinderskella comes out in TEN days! Yikes!!!! It's now on preorder at Amazon too! I will be selling signed copies here on the blog. But, I will only have 15 copies available. I know some of you have already preordered the book. If you want it signed, send it to me, I'll write you a sweet note and send it back! OR I can send you a signed book plate that you can attach to your book. Or, you don't even have to get it signed. But, still get it cause I worked real hard on the illustrations, and I know the authors worked real hard on the words. It's a pretty cute story, and totally worth the 12 bucks.
This is the screenshot I sent my family at like 1am last night...
Super excited that Illustrator is behind MY name.
And look! On the front cover...!!! My name is on there! I totally didn't think it would be on the cover.
The publisher asked me how I wanted my name on the book.
If I wanted Rachael Caringella, or Rachael Tree Talker.
Let me tell you... this was a really hard decision to make.
I decided to go with my REAL last name, and in my bio I put Tree Talker.
As for more shop announcements... I will soon be adding some new framed prints to the shop.
10 of them to be exact.. though there are only 9 in the picture... the 10th was on the shelf.
(I KNOW one of you would count...)
And some stationary will be added to the shop!
These ones here are actually really very old.
I've had these locked away in a drawer for like 4 years, so there are only 2.
But, I'll be making more and selling those!
I'll keep ya updated on that.
I've decided to try to do an illustration a day.
What a task huh?
I decided to do either dreams of mine, or quotes that I like.
And once a week I'll upload them to the blog and shop.
I will probably just be selling the originals.
This guy was from a dream of mine.
His octopus face was made out of the same skin as a dog's nose.. and he could smell very well.
He found a suitcase of someone's stuff, smelled the guys shoe, and decided to kill him that night.
I was a cat and he picked me up to eat me! But I scratched him and ran away.
I couldn't shake that dream until I drew him!
And speaking of dog's and their noses...
I'm keeping him! (And his nose)
I went and got him a little tag yesterday.
I decided to spell his name Meko, instead of Miko.
Since it's pronounced Meeeeeeko.
Wicket actually loves him.
So does the kitty.
I've had him for a week and a half now.. and I've gotten to know his personality.
He's such a silly little guy. He's sleeping next to me.
He kicks violently when he rolls over, it's so funny.
(Unless it's in the middle of the night and he kicks you in the butt.)
And soon, he might grow into his head!
It's quite large for his little body..
Which usually ends up with him stumbling and falling.
Thanks for hanging in there on this random post.
I've got some exciting things coming up in my life.
Lots and lots of work to do.
But, I wouldn't have it any other way!