topiary cats

topiary cats

Friday, April 25, 2008


Firstly, thank you so much to Julie and Serena who have checked in on me numerous imes since my last post. Your kindness and concern really and truly touches me deeply. Thank you.

Secondly, I'm doing well. My blog has been sadly neglected but what can I say; I have a Gemini Rising- I can be flaky.

Third: this post, juxtaposed with the previous one, is both ironic and very cool. Because, friends, I got an illustration commission. That means someone is paying me to draw, and what is cooler than that????

I have been commissioned to create a character for The Whitney Collection.

Here are the 2 samples I sent to them. They chose the straight haired one, so I'll be working this weekend to finish her in Illustrator.

I started the drawings Wednesday night. When I went to scan the first one in, I discovered much to my dismay that my scanner was dead with no explanation. I tried everything. Re-installed drivers, prayed, nothing. Dead. I tried for an hour and a half to resucitate it. So, since I had to deliver these drawings on Friday, I went and got another scanner yesterday. Bummer. $130. Carried the damn thing all over Manhattan. When I got home, my old scanner immediately started working like nothing ever happened. I guess the threat of replacement put it in line. At least I can return the new one.

Final digital image to come.


  1. OMG, Jessica, that is AWESOME! Great illustrations too!

    I had a heck of a time with my scanner a couple of months ago. One day, my computer just didn't want to recognise the scanner and, it took me a few hours to rectify. I don't even know what I did to rectify it but the computer just up and started talking to the scanner again. lol I'm glad you can take the new scanner back.

  2. Hey happy to see you back! How exciting to see your artwork be commissioned! Very cool!!!


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