Friday, January 16, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things - Jan. 16, 2015 

This week I managed to sketch out around 20 drawings for my picture book. It was fun and it gave me a sense of accomplishment. I like the drawing style I settled with, so it was a pretty productive week.
I also got some good ideas for my teen novel and was able to work on that as well. Not bad for experiencing a dry spell of posting accomplishments for a month!

Actually, last month I did happen to finish up my year of face-a-day drawings for my art blog It was very satisfying, but took up too much of my time last year. I’m still drawing, but I won’t be posting my artwork daily like I did last year.

I’m not one for resolutions, but I would like to finish my children’s book this year and find an agent. I also want to draw on postcards and send them to my friends and family this year as a little surprise in their mailbox. It has been on my mind for months and even years, but I’ve never done it. I should do it before we all grow old and die.

What are you celebrating? 
If you'd like to join the Celebrate The Small Things blog hop, visit our wonderful host, Lexa @ Lexa Cain for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts:  LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, and Katie @ TheCyborgMom

1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Eclectic Alli
9.Queendsheena10.Kim Graff
11.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell12.Constantine
13.Viklit14.My Miracle Life
15.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams16.My Creatively Random Life
17.Jeff Chapman's Writing18.Shells Tales and Sails
19.Lara Lacombe20.TF Walsh
21.Caring for my Veteran22.dcrelief
23.Patricia's Place24.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
25.The Unwavering Part of Me26.About myself, by myself
27.Suzanne Furness28.My Write Spot
29.Elizabeth Seckman30.Avalon
31.Cherdo on the Flipside32.The Adventures of a Children's Author
33.Writing By Marilyn34.My Baffling Brain
35.Child Of Expression


  1. Yay for 20 sketches in one week - that's great! Even if the face-a-day took time, you should still be really proud of accomplishing it. Good luck with finishing your PB and finding an agent!! :)

  2. Forgive my lateness getting here.

    Kimberly, I love sketching and painting in acrylics too. I did Christmas cards one year. Several families framed theirs - it was exciting and an honor.... so you really might enjoy doing that.

    I hope you'll display a page from your picture book - sounds exciting too. I love knowing when I've accomplished what I wanted to do.

    Thank you for visiting my joke blog, "an artful blogger"- feel free to capture a joke and use it. Have a lovely weekend. I'll return!

  3. Yay progress! I think that is the most creative day challenge I've read, yet. I really want to develop my creative expression beyond just writing, and have been exploring other outlets. I am doing a few things, but I should define it, as you have.
    Best to you!

  4. Hi Kimberly. Sounds like you're really busy. I love drawing and painting as well.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.