Sunday, December 11, 2005

It's beginning to rain holiday cards

It’s that time of the year again. Holiday cards are rolling in — not only from family, and friends — but from clients, and publishers. So far, I’ve received a card from Scholastic, which features a cool "Can you see what I see" game on the cover, with the search items on the inside. I’ve also received cards from Houghton Mifflin, Zondervan and Half Price Books (I illustrated the cover of their 2006 calendar). Curiously, the card received from Half Price Books is one I can plant. The instructions indicate that if I plant this card in loose dirt, and water it twice a day, it will germinate in 1-4 weeks. Thank you, but— um, I’ll probably plant it in the trash after the holidays, although, on second thought, it might make for a great science project for K. Looking forward to receiving many more holiday cards from publishers, and clients in the coming weeks. Man, I need to get busy and send holiday cards in the future.

Edit to original post: I just discovered where Light Wave is now just $895.00, instead of $2,000+ as it was just a couple years ago when I first looked into purchasing it. I may be looking at testing for some of those movie properties in the future.

1 comment:

Varian Johnson said...

I'm extremely bad about sending out holiday cards. I had a pretty good idea about sending out holiday cards with a picture of my book tucked into a red stocking, but I figured that may be too much self-promotion, especially on a holiday that tends to focus too much on the material things. I also had an idea involving my characters Maxine and Abby and the words "Ho, Ho, Ho", but I figured some people wouldn't see the humor in it. On well, maybe next year.