I got a call today from a woman that I worked with 11 years ago. She had been writing little stories for her nieces and wanted to put them together into a book, and asked me to provide very simple black & white illustrations for the stories. This was waaaaay before SVS and all the things I learned here, so of course I did some things wrong (like working with someone who wanted to self-publish.) And the art was, um, I'll just be honest, pretty terrible LOL!
But she was so nice, and she loved the illustrations. She said they brought her stories to life, and that I made her dream come true - it was actually really wonderful to work with her.
But she never published the book.
Today she called me out of the blue, and she is finally going to publish her book. She asked me for a write-up as illustrator. But I'm NOT proud of that work! I've taken down my website and sort of withdrawn most everything online while I attempt to improve.
I want to provide her something. Maybe I just won't list any website or contact info.
Thoughts? Thanks, all!