Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hearts


I love hearts. When I did illustration work, I painted a lot of hearts. One of my heart pieces was purchased by a Swiss in Munich to use on a set of 25 T-shirt for a parade. I forget about these things; it reminds me of the time I was the francophone editor on Air Canada's inflight magazine. We were asked to do little bios for advertising purposes. I wrote a paragraph on myself and sent it along to the publisher. The publisher, who knew me well, sent it back with a note in the margin. "Include the two books you translated for Macmillan, Stupid!!!" It wasn't rude, it was appropriate. I tend to hide my light under a bushel. But I'm learning, now that I have to be my own agent and promoter.

10 comments:

  1. You are right. Even though it is not the way we were raised, we must learn to "toot our own horn"!
    Go Colette!

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  2. Love your hearts!! I too have the hardest time tooting my own horn, why does this come so hard to us??

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  3. I love all hearts, no matter what style or shape... yours are so very loveable! Toot your horn, dear friend, never hesitate.

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  4. These hearts have smitten mine! The colors are so soft and lovable....
    I believe an humble toot is well deserved....and well received.

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  5. I love these, esp. the unfinished look and the combinations of fabrics...nice job!

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  6. Love the folk art look of all the hearts and glad to hear you are using your stash - so they are green hearts in a way. I try and use hearts on a lot of my work - hearts and crowns seem to go together. You produce so much work and all beautiful. Lovely art cards too.

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  7. This is the part I am NOT good at whatsoever. I may show things but I am horrid about promoting, sending things in for publication, even getting that Etsy shop open. Self promotion and self marketing is something I sorely lack. Perhaps it is as Lila said, we are raised not to toot our own horns.
    I need lessons!
    XOXOXOXO

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  8. I LOVE these hearts! Promoting yourself is hard indeed but sometimes people discover you regardles..ie: Somerset!!!

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  9. The hearts are wonderful - and self-promotion doesn't come easily to any of us - but it's necessary, especially when you're a freelancer! xoxox

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