New Writers Portrait Illustration: Lewis Carroll and the Cheshire Cat

Here is my latest portrait for my illustrated watercolor series, "The Writers Project". Say hello to Charles Dodson AKA Lewis Carroll one of my all time favorite writers. I was always in love with his writing as a teenager and as I grew older, I found a deep love of his photography.

“There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.” 
Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll by Oscar Gustav Rejlander, 1863

Lewis is now available here in the shop!

Bonus: I've included a few of my favorite photographs by Lewis Carroll:

 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa, 1874

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa, 1874

 Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid", 1858

Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid", 1858

 Lewis Carroll, St. George and the Dragon, 1875

Lewis Carroll, St. George and the Dragon, 1875

Here's an very interesting article on reputation of Lewis Carroll through the years.

 

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In other news

, I've started working at my

husbands' sign shop

part time. And I must admit, I think it will be really good for me. As a freelance illustrator, I spend a lot of time by working by myself. I think you really need to have the right personality be able do that well. I given my freelance illustration worldalmost four years of my life trying to make it work, and I think it does to some point, but now I am ready to get back to working and being around people. I truly am a people person. I think I have learned enough to be able to balance my illustration career with my job.

Quick question...Is anyone else more successful at getting work done when they have less time to procrastinate?

So...here's to more work, excepting new challenges and finding a better balance in my life.