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I did my first freelance job a couple of weeks ago. It was both exciting and nerve-wracking, which only intensified as I knew the client well and it's always difficult to discuss money, especially if you know them. But I just got over it and kept reminding myself that I was doing a job and that I had to be professional. geeeez.
The job was to design an invitation to the retirement party of an English teacher... and I have to admit the resulting piece has been my favourite owly design so far. (on a side note I can do more than owls... serrrriously I promise!)

I've included some pictures of the finished design and notebook pages of the 'process', if you'd like to see.




sorry about all the blurry bits but ya know... internet freaks and all that.
p.s the quote is from Shakespeare, in case ya didn't know!

Lost and Found

Tomorrow myself and my boyfriend are taking the three little boys I babysit for to see Oliver Jeffers' book "Lost and Found"  on the big screen in the IFI! I'm so so so excited. Probably more excited than the kiddos themselves.

This is a page from the picture book.






And here's the cover in a funky language. (I thought it looked Spanish-ish)


My boyfriend bought me this book for Easter... I love it! It's so beautiful but also pretty sad. And how cute is the cover in French?
Next time I'm in France I will definitely be hunting that one down! I know I'm probably going to enjoy the film more than the little dudes, but hopefully they'll remember it someday and thank me!

update: I think they enjoyed it, they certainly enjoyed the trip on the Luas and the sweets afterwards! Personally I didn't get the funny narration in the film, it seemed a bit serious or something. The charm and beauty of the book was a little bit lost I thought...