November 16, 2011

Across the land (Number 10/10) –California is home

Across the land © Evelyn Howard 2011

California is
my new home

The 10th piece for My Sketchbook Project is inspired by my personal circumstance. Some of you may know that I spent over 2 months in California a few months ago… Here is a personal update - I have now moved to California!

By completing the drawings, I have now reached the first milestone for My Sketchbook Project (click the link if you would like more info).

A big “Thank You” to everyone

for cheering me on along the way. It is very much appreciated, and you helped me to keep going. Here are the other 9 pieces which you have seen previously:

Just the two of us © Evelyn Howard 2011 TheSkyIsTheLimit © Evelyn Howard 2011 Bags © Evelyn Howard 2011
Poster Girl © Evelyn Howard 2011 Counting Sheep © Evelyn Howard 2011 Coffee fix © Evelyn Howard 2011
Meet me halfway © Evelyn Howard 2011 Me and my robot © Evelyn Howard 2011 Fly Fishing © Evelyn Howard 2011

There is much to do like reviewing the artwork and ensuring the file quality is up to scratch, designing the sketchbook, etc… At this stage, I am not sure what a realistic timeframe is, but I think it’s safe to say I might get a draft printed by year-end or January 2012!


Kala said...

Congratulations on reaching the first milestone with the sketchbook.

And I would love to live in California!

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Congrats! But sometimes, please do not forget coming back to Australia!!

diane b said...

Your work is very interesting. Loved the last one. First my daughter and now you move to California. Good luck in whatever you do there. My daughter lives in West Hollywood.

nelleke said...

nice to see them together. I love collections :-)

Lúcia said...

All your works are amazing, it was a pleasure to follow you in this project!
Congratulations Evelyn! :)

Evelyn said...

-thanks Kala. Caliifornia is lovely. Please visit sometime.

- Sadamiさん、もちろん。オストラリアをだいすきです。有難う。気をつけて。

- thanks Diane, I am in San Francisco, but only for a few years. That's the plan anyway, and who know what will happen. I do love Melbourne very much, so I will return for sure.

- thanks nelleke. Yeah, you have lots of collections!

- thanks Lucia for all your kind words.

deepazartz said...

Wonderful collection!!!!!!!, Loved the poster girl:)

Donno how I misd this blog!

Super artworks here:)

L.W.Roth, said...

Evelyn these are such a wonderful collection of drawings--very original and interesting graphics. Your sketchbook should be a huge success; your input is inspiring. Welcome to the US! San Francisco is such a fun city and great exercise. We're glad to have you for however long and wish you the best in your endeavors.

Christine said...

Welcome to North America! Your sketchbook was obviously hinting at your impending move! Nice work.

Evelyn said...

- deepa! Hello, great to see you here. Hope you are well. Thanks for your feedback.

- Linda, thank you so much. I am thankful for the support I get, and I hope it will be a good product. :)

Thanks, I am loving it here. I am determine to make the most of my time in the US - it's such a vibrant place!

Evelyn said...

- Thanks so much, Christine. :) It's so lovely to be here, and it's funny how the subconcious mind works... I've actually been thinking about the concept for a while.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I love your sketchbook designs, Evelyn. Just sent you an email and referred to AU$ but now I see you won't be needing them for a while. Good luck and Happy Days in your new home in California.

Evelyn said...

- Hi Janice, Thanks so much. Yes, I received the email - I will am in the midst of browsing Barney Mills' website... wow, they have really nice stuff.

Melanie said...

Wow your art is fabulous! I love San Francisco it's one of my fave places. It feels weird for me to have to change my concept of you. That you were an Aussie gardener favouring succulents and now are an arty yank with really cool and interesting pictures . i will have to delve deeply into this blog to see more.

Evelyn said...

Hey Melanie,
Welcome to my "other" blog. Thanks! I am keen to start a garden here in California, once I get settled.

Viola said...

I like your paintings and drawings! And you have moved to California?! WoW! I hope you'll like it and all the best for you my friend! :)

Evelyn said...

Hi Viola
THanks so much. I am liking California very much :)

Francisca said...

Woah, I missed this announcement! You must be hugely excited, while also dealing with the details of the move. Don't you wish it was as simple as twitching your nose... a little of which is hinted in your sketch today. Congrats on finishing your sketch project. You have a marvelously unique view on things and your skill brings it to us to enjoy. I sure hope you'll continue to blog.

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