Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things - Feb. 27

I'm late in my post, but this is what I celebrated last week. I wasn't as productive as the week before, but I drew a few more preliminary sketches for my children's book. I've decided to draw everything out first before I put anything to paint because I've wasted a lot of time and supplies going right into the final painting, then changing things around again. 
I already did sketches for the whole book, but this time I'm drawing them closer to what I plan to be the "final" look. That way I can just copy what I drew instead of constantly changing things and making unnecessary marks on my nice watercolor paper. Now I'm tweaking body positions to make the drawings more interesting because when I look back at my old drawings, I'm finding problems with them or they're not as strong as they could be. I put a check mark under the drawings I decide to use in the finals because I'm drawing so many different versions.

I'm already thinking of my next picture book even though I haven't even finished this one. I don't even know what it's going to be about, but there is a certain feeling I want it to provoke. I'm not sure what feeling that is, but it's something like nostalgia. Something sweet and thought provoking. Something that stirs up warm, fuzzy feelings or takes you to a fantastical world. Not scary or funny, but something that leaves you with a smile. I guess it's different for everyone, but Isabelle Arsenault's work does that for me. That's what I want to achieve someday. She's my inspiration for the picture book I hope will come out of me.

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
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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.Writing By Marilyn
33.My Baffling Brain34.Child Of Expression
35.Planet Kimberly36.Shah Wharton
37.Mere Joyce38.Just Get It Written
39.Tyrean's Writing Spot40.kathleea.tumblr.com
41.Black Coffee and Cigarettes42.Stephen tremp
43.Linda Kay44.Azurah
45.eViL pOp TaRt46.Victorian Scribbles
47.Alexia Chamberlynn48.Dandilyonfluff
49.Bames Live50.South Africa
51.The World According To Rhonda52.Curious as a Cathy

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