Karen S. Chan
friday, july 04, 2008
lotsa projects

in honor of Independance Day, i’ve decided to start blogging. its a day about freedom in America and dreams coming true. my life has been very rich; full of curves and turns in my artistic road, but its all coming together.

things have been going really well for me. i had a patch of time recently that i took advantage of. it was a great break that let me rest, relax, and re-energize. i went to new york, saw some fun art, saw some family, and brainstormed/designed some new ideas. very cool.

current projects:
i started another contract at Thinkwell earlier this week. it’s been great to see everyone again and work with such a great bunch of people. sad, only a month and a half, but if you’ve ever worked there, you’d go back too!
i completed the logo for the softball team the Mad Batters. it was a fun experience and a nice challenge to work in a style i haven’t ever done. it looks great and they’re happy with it so, three cheers to that!
i also have some great upcoming projects in the works:
the first is something that i’ve received a lot of feedback for and has that been brewing in my mind since my days of typesetting invitations. that’s right, i’m starting my postcard and notecard line! it’ll star dottie (of the thinking-works line). she’s my alter ego, the one that does anything worldly possible. so adorable. i’m very proud of it and hopefully it’ll sell like gangbusters (or whatever the saying is…hotcakes?). look for that after i do all the paperwork to get this show on the road. i’m very fortunate to have such supportive and helpful people in my life that got me going on this project. namely, big thanks to Cindy at the Party Cat that connected me to Kelly Breeden at Mud Pie Papers. thanks for all your tips and help from the bottom of my heart!
in collaboration with plastic cupcake, l.l.c., the second project is a childrens’ series in which i’ll be co-creating and illustrating. the idea is still in development, but it’s a fun project that i’m confident about.
the third project is more of a personal nature. i got my sewing machine a little while ago which was very exciting. i’ve been playing around on it, reading up and practicing. i haven’t actually made anything that i’m comfortable wearing or showing yet, but i’ve made a few things here and there. totally fun. who knows, one day there may be a clothing line!
well, that’s it for now folks. i’m thinking BIG and having a good time doing what i can to accomplish it!


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