Happy 4th!


Sometimes they have to be pushed back.  Especially if it is indeed an option and the right thing to do.  I tried to meet my end of June deadline.  It didn’t work. Only some of what I produced was worth keeping because I am just not that fast, nor do I have the skill sets mastered to work that fast.

It is apparent when I look at work of ACTUAL ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS.  Two of my favorites are Jay Winter Collins and Angela Padron. There are many others, but these two I met virtually through Mira Reisberg’s course on illustration.

Both remind me to set my bar of standard higher.  While I don’t have their years of study, or the level of artistic talent, they have shown me what putting forth your best means.  For that I thank them both.

I could have rushed and continued to do a halfway effort.  Between Jay, Mira, and Angela they have in unison with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Lisa (an artist herself) kept me on task.  Do my best.

As I told Lisa, each book I put out should be the best I can do at the time.  My writing/storytelling will improve. That goal has carried over into illustrations as well.

So while today this might be all I have done – drawing grumpa Bad Dream

(I realized that the leg I drew was the farther one, and now I need to finish Grumpa with that in mind.) I am working on the illustrations daily. Sometimes that might just mean taking different views and realizing what is right, as well as what is wrong.






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