Jun 24, 2016

Midsummer

I'm in the home stretch with final artwork for Fort Building Time, so am in full blown mole mode at the moment. Life consists mostly of large quantities of iced coffee, zillions of podcasts and the occasional walk to get said iced coffee. Also, I've lately stumbled on the trick of listening to movie/television soundtracks while working (for times when music with lyrics is distracting). Speaking of which, any soundtrack recommendations?

And some Finding Wild news! I'm thrilled that Finding Wild made the Summer Kids' Indie Next List. And Finding Wild is also on Reading Rocket's Summer Reading Guide, a 2016 Bunk Reads selection and got a nice mention from the good folks at the TD Summer Reading Club. Confetti!

Happy Weekend!

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

I highly recommend the soundtracks to 'The Village' and, though totally different, "Mad Max: Fury Road'

Dow said...

Congratulations on Finding Wild, and good luck with your work! :)

Abigail said...

The Village -- that's genius! I hadn't even thought of that.

And thanks, Dow. :-)

Lisa said...

I don't know if you are still looking for soundtracks, but if you search for 'Snuffy Walden' you will get his soundtracks to all sorts of 90s treasures like Felicity and West Wing. Wonderful background music for working.

Love, love, love your work.

melinda beavers said...
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melinda beavers said...

Hi Abigail! I'm surfing websites for ideas on how to revamp my own. Love how you've combined all your loves here! I'm also looking to get into pattern design. ;)

I love soundtracks as well! The one I had to get, most recently, immediately after seeing the movie (which was not a very good movie, unfortunately) was In the Heart of the Sea — amazing and nautical. Which reminds me, I can never get enough of Master and Commander, LOVE-LOVE-LOVE that score! Other faves: The Affair of the Necklace, Antarctica (by Vangelis), Birth, Cloud Atlas, The Fountain, Frida, House of Spirits, Immortal Beloved (bit of a cheat, but nice Beethoven arrangements), Manderly, Mansfield Park (1999), The Power of One, Solaris (2002)… to name a few. ;) Also, a group called The Album Leaf: awesome mellow instrumentals (best known, if known, for the love theme on Scandal). Oops, I do go on… LOL!

Christine Piper said...

Hello! I just started my own little blog with some of my pen and ink drawings. I found your blog through the The Catholic Illustrators Guild. Perhaps you could give me you thoughts on my work? :)

Abigail said...

Oooooh, thank you!

Abigail said...

Oh my gosh, SO many great recommendations! Thank you a ton!

Abigail said...

Lovely work, Christine! :-)