I have to admit that I am really pleased with the outcome of this piece!! Each person in this family had so much distinct personality and style. I really enjoyed the illustrating process of this one. I loved staring at the smiles of Nora and Gary (the kids) especially. What great smiles they both have!!! And it became obvious as I was staring at their pictures all day that they REALLY love each other! They always seem to have their arms around each other!! SO sweet!! I want to give them all a hug from me! I hope they’ll consider this illustration my great big hug!!!
Tell me a brief summary of each member of your family (name, age, hair/eye color, personality). *
Jim—- brown/hazel, very smart, funny, works with computers, but originally went to art school.
Julie—- brown/blue, kindergarten teacher turned stay at home mom, crafty, hates to cook but loves to bake.
Gary—-10, brown/blue, just like his dad, very smart, likes computer games, card games, legos, starwars, is an amazingly funny writer.
Nora—-5, dark-blond/light-brown hair/blue eyes, very VERY artistic—-she makes about 30 different cool “things” a day. She is constantly cutting or gluing something. She has a paper trail a mile long.
Margaret Thatcher—-2, the GIANT family dog, brown/brown.
Mousie—-about 4 (I think, he has a birthday party a couple times a week). He had to be included because he is “real”. Nora says he has bones. He has attended both preschool and kindergarten and has gone on every ride at Disney World—-except the haunted Mansion (he got scared at the last minute and jumped off—-thankfully he was waiting in the ride’s staff office for us when we got off). He has his own Christmas stocking and hd a list for Santa this year longer than Nora’s. Brown/with red overalls.
The 3 to 5 prominent colors I would like in my piece include:
Blues, aqua, greens, maybe red.
Is there a career path you would like to include in an illustration
Tell me what you would like to see your family doing (would you like them just sitting all together posing, as if for a picture? Or would you like them to be doing something together). Please supply the most details here:
We go on an annual vacation to Grand Haven, MI for a kite festival.
It is on a beautiful white sandy (unusual for Michigan) beach complete with lighthouse. There are literally hundreds of kites in the air in a rainbow of colors.
Jim and I are also very affectionate, both with each other and the kids. Whenever we hug each other though, both kids coming running across the room screaming “group hug”.
I would love to see a group hug at the beach flying kites with all the rainbow kites in the background.
I have to say that I REALLY LOVE the story about “Mousie”, little Nora’s stuffed mouse!!! I love that he’s been adopted as another family member! SO cute!!! Julie had sent me a picture of Nora sleeping with Mousie on top of her. It was so precious!! I wanted to die! I LOVE that they bring him every where and that he even gets changes of clothing!
Yaklic family, what a delight to illustrate you were!!