GREAT NEWS! The shipment from Latvia arrived! Took long enough – that’s for sure… but the box and it’s valuable contents were totally unscathed. Sent an email to Aija to let her know, and she replied to tell me that she had been praying for one week straight, in the hopes that the shipment would arrive safely…well that explains why I hadn’t heard from her at all during the prior week!
Okay so now I’m getting a tad bit worried – still haven’t received the package from Latvia! These are my original copyrighted illustrations and if something were to happen to them…well that’s just not going to happen. I need to call the printer again.
Still in the process of getting the book printed, but I forgot to mention here – I’m awaiting a most important package to arrive from Latvia: our original hard copy illustrations and my disks. I am so excited to see the illustrations in person! According to Aija, should get here in about 2 weeks or less.
I received an email that totally brightened my day! Aija basically told me how working with me has been like no other experience that she’s had and how she loved it! Needless to say, we have plans in the future to meet each other and we’re both looking forward to it!
I still haven’t heard back from Aija, but I’m sure there is much happening in Latvia that I have no clue about over here in the States.
I’m back! I’ve been busy with all kinds of projects and more research – I’m truly excited about what I’m doing. Regarding my search for an illustrator: one person’s name definitely stood out today: Aija Jasuna. I contacted her and she’s willing to send me a sketch of how she envisions my text and descriptions. She’s based out of Latvia (Europe). This could be interesting.