Is Debbie Tilley Available?

Is Debbie Tilley available?
On June 28, 1995, yes that was 15 years ago, my rep, Richard Salzman received a call from the art director at Gallaudet University Press. Is
Debbie Tilley available to do samples for an up coming project? We're going to be publishing a signing dictionary for children, needing
around 1000 illustrations.... and that's how it all started....

Fast forward 15 years:
On December 4, 2010, Richard, my rep received an email from the Editorial Director of Gallaudet University press, they were ready to get started
on the Children's Sign Language Dictionary! I think that is the longest lead time in freelance history! As it turned out, I had been illustrating children's picture
books nonstop for a long time. The thought of doing 1,000 individual drawings sounded so great to me, I couldn't wait to get started.......

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July

I have been coming across the word DRESS on my list now for a couple of years.  Every time, drawing a big blank.  Maybe because I don't wear them much, I don't know, just couldn't bring myself to draw a dress.  Then, plink! an idea!  The sentence will be, "She loved her new Christmas dress."  A lot of times if I stop trying to think of an idea, somewhere in the back of my brain the mulling process starts.  When I get back to it I'll get an idea, although two years of mulling is a little ridiculous.

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