Monday, August 31, 2009
As for today, I've decided to put away the "Kitty Cafe" (the piece I've been struggling with). Although the words are there, the drawing is not coming very easy. There is a certain look I want to achieve with this poem, It's been dancing around my brain for 10 years. Now, all of a sudden I am trying to rush it out in a week’s time. No, there's another one just about ready to go. "Road Map to Dreams" has been with me also for many years, yet unlike Kitty Cafe this one only needs a bit of "tweaking". (God I use to hate that word when I worked at the ad agency) Today I feel renewed and ready to work. My goal is to send something out by Sept. 15th, I am sure I can accomplish this! Why is it always so hard for me to meet my own deadlines? I have never missed anyone else’s.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
solitude before the kids get up. Got the kids off to school. Yay! Summer vacation is over and I am in my office, drawing table is ready to go, and here I sit at the computer! Well I did tell myself I would not leave this space until 1pm, in an attempt to get use to working on art again. So the goal-- 3 days a week 12 hours total. And I did worked on my drawing some. It's a drawing that goes along with a poem to be sent off to Spider Magazine in hopes of victory! Although I didn't work on it as long as I would have liked, it was an attempt. I am tired today and my progress is quite slow. So now I am dabbling with this blog. Maybe short blurbs on my process will help me in my quest to be a professional, published children's illustrator. Say that five times fast.