Thursday, February 17, 2011

Think BIG



When I was starting out doing freelance work in the late 1960's, after my stint as an ad executive, and before I had started to make books for children, I created this brochure to promote my work. It is a folded brochure and on the cover is a tiny ladybug who is saying: "THINK SMALL". Inside there is the image of a very large whale who is saying: "think big". The brochure did get some attention from publishers. It was a project I enjoyed working on and feel it is not unrelated to the books I would soon start to create.

16 comments:

Mollie. said...

How wonderful this is! Just yesterday I was thinking about making a whale project...this confirms that I should do it!

Cat Addams said...

..truly brilliant...

clemen-t-ine said...

Eric! it's a great job!

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

I love that insight into your history of a writer. Great brochure!

Jenn Pants said...

I LOVE your book The Grouchy Ladybug. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Cindy Paul said...

Love it! Thinking BIG makes BIG things happen.

Staci said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Monster Librarian said...

Very cool!!

Have you ever had an exhibit (at your museum) of some of the work you'd done before you started making childrens' books? I would love to see that!

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing your story....I love to share little insights with my students before I read the story....I will share this with them the next time I read, The Grouchy Ladybug. :)

Paintedpaper said...

Thanks for the inspiration! It is just what I needed today! :)

Julie Hendriks said...

that's clever :-)

豆沙包 said...

wonderful idea.

Carol A.Bender said...

I love this! The Grouchy Ladybug is one of my favorites. I have a special voice for her. I will be at your museum on March 19th for SCBWI's program Overcoming Challenges. I am thinking BIG.

Butterfly Kisses said...

Love the brochure! Interestingly, it is frequently the little ladybugs throughout life who think the biggest thoughts of all, while the large whales tackle very small objectives, truth be told. Blessings--dianne :)

cloud9design said...

very inspiring. i love that it is like a mini-book which foreshadows your future as an author and illustrator. :) very cool, indeed.

Vanessa Dawne said...

Love this delightful concept -- your great talent already shines through.