Monday, February 22, 2010

My 1st magazine illustrations

February 22, 2010 shall go down in the history of my life as a momentous day. I've had my first taste of opening the mailbox, finding a magazine and turning to the page that says "Illustrations by Katie McDee" and you know what? I LIKE IT. I might just be addicted to this feeling.

Ever since I as a kid I dreamt of having my art in the Friend Magazine (an LDS children's publication) and because of this, I had hesitated contacting the art director for fear of being rejected. Well, a couple months ago I decided, enough is enough. No more of this "fear of failure" stuff. You won't get anywhere if you don't try, right? Right. So I cold called and emailed and low and behold he liked my work! 2 months later I had fulfilled a childhood dream and believe you me, there's nothing better than that.

If there's been anything you've been wanting to do, but too nervous to try.... DO IT! I highly recommend it :)


George Coghill said...

Awesome on the artwork, awesome on the gumption as well! I need to do the same for some of my dream clients as well. I've hesitated for exactly the same reasons as you.


Kelly Medina said...

Congratultions! Those are fantastic! This is a great inspiration to push through and not letting fear road block trying.

Thank you for this much needed reminder!

Kelly :)

Christina Forshay said...

Whoohoo! You rock, girl!

Renee Kurilla said...

Congratulations! The illustrations are great :)

Kristen said...

You are AWESOME! Don't worry that I lurk your blog. :)