August has been pretty dry, both from a rainfall standpoint here in Michigan, and from a workload standpoint, which indicates to me that I’ve waited much too long to send out some promotional mailings. The Obama portrait above is one that I’ve been tinkering with, off and on for the past 6 months or so. I did some concentrated work on it this week, and may do a little more tweaking before I send it off to the printer. I’ll probably be doing a series of four postcards, staggered over the next couple of months. I’ll also be recycling some past artwork that I’ve been particularly proud of from the past year, including one that won an obscure illustration award earlier in 2008. The other four postcard designs are pictured below.
As far as the rest of the workload for August, I’ve been keeping busy, but many of the projects I’m working on right now are ‘bulk projects’ that are still in the works. I did have a few small spots for the Wall Street Journal (I’ll be saving these up in the future and posting them in groups of four), and a farmland scene for the American Bar Association (pictured below). I also took a few vacations over the past two weeks, which also interfered with workload (unfortunately had to turn down one project due to my being too far from an internet connection that day).