Just a little bit of happy news: Around the first week of March, I received an email informing me that Prismacolor was looking for artwork to put on their Verithin colored pencil packaging which consists of various sizes of pencil tins. I submitted two colored pencil drawings figuring nothing ventured; nothing gained. Verithins are very hard pencils that are wonderful when needing sharp details and edges. I was notified that one of my drawings, "Prelude to A Kiss", was in the final group of drawings they were considering, but two weeks passed without hearing anything so I figured another drawing was selected.
Well, I had just about forgotten about it when I received an unexpected surprise email (aren't they the best kind?) informing me that "Prelude" had been selected! I am so stoked! (does anyone use that word anymore?) The exposure will be wonderful since they include your name on every tin and Prismacolor is available pretty much worldwide. It might even be included on their website and pamphlets. This drawing has turned into my good luck piece, since it was also included in the fantasy art annual, Spectrum 14. The product should be out in 2010.
Thank you, Ann Kullberg (for the initial email), Prismacolor and to Hilary for being my model...all that holding still and wig wearing was worth it!!