What a great start to my morning

What a great start to my morning. I just was checking my e-mail like I normally do every morning and low and behold I have this great little e-mail from Harcourt requesting samples of my work. Can I tell you I am over the moon. I have a smile on my face that won’t come off. – hummm now how do I reply, I don’t want to seem overly zealous and blow it. But I do have to inquire if they want to see design work or if they want to see illustration work. Here is the e-mail. What does it sound like to you?

From: xxxxxxxx
Sent: 2/10/2005 9:36:32 AM
To: cindyann@xxxxxx.com
Subject: Portfolio samples

Ms. Ganaden,

My name is xxxxxxxxx and I am a designer for Harcourt School Publishers in Orlando Florida.

We are currently viewing work from various artists to use in future publications. I came across your website and thought your designs might be compatible with our books. We have contacted you in an effort to view some samples of your portfolio. If this is something you might be interested in, you may contact me or simply send samples to the address below. Thanks for your time.

My mailing address:

Production Department
Harcourt School Publishers
Orlando, FL 32887

Best Regards,

RE: My Reply to Harcourt for Portfolio Sample


From: Cindy Ann Ganaden CiNdY MeDiA .com
Sent: 2/10/2005 5:50:28 PM
To: xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Portfolio samples

Dear Ms. xxxxxxx,

Thank you for your interest in my work. I am excited to hear that you think I
may be compatible with the books you are creating. I do have samples to

In order to help me choose appropriately from my set, let me know if there
is a particular type of imagery that you are looking for (e.g., animal, people,
landscapes). Please let me know so I can arrange to send out a package
by early next week at the latest.

You may contact me directly at (415) 420-4430 or via e-mail. I look
forward to hearing from you soon.


Cindy Ann Ganaden

Cindy Ann Ganaden
CiNdY MeDiA .com


Illustration & Design that “teaches without teaching” – providing the
conditions that allow children to learn for themselves.

Her Reply Back

From: xxxxxxxx
Sent: 2/11/2005 6:11:38 AM
To: cindyann@xxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: Portfolio samples

Ms. Ganaden,
Thanks for your prompt reply. We are looking for a small variety of your work.
I don’t have any specific requests from your collection, I can only suggest that it be
appropriate for a child’s textbook. We use many different styles of imagery, so it’s a good
chance for you to showcase a variety of pieces from your portfolio. Thanks again.

Best Regards,

Next Steps

I’m working on putting a package together to send out for delivery next week. Cross your fingers for me!!!!!!!

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