Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Paint Party Friday!

Congratulations and LOTS of Love to 
my friend and Paint Party Friday co-parent, EVA!
Time flies when you're having fun...
It's hard to believe our blog baby is already 6 years old!

To my painting & partying friends,
Thank you for helping to make PPF such a fun community!

(Please be sure to stop by the Paint Party Friday blog because 
we're having a giveaway.)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Update

Eggquiring minds want to know...

Did I come up with 30 ideas in 30 days for Storystorm?
Yes!  I actually came up with 46!  Woo-hoo!
(I know there are some stinkers in the bunch, but there are definitely some I'm looking forward to working on.)

Did I write the first draft for a new picture book for 12x12?
Yes!  (I also revised an old manuscript that I had set aside for years!!!)

Did I create a new picture book dummy?
No.  But... I did work on a number of new illustrations.

So far, so good...
The challenges seem to be keeping me on track!
(I'll keep you posted...)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy 2017!

Happy New Year, Friends!
I hope your year is off to a good start and that you are having 
lots of fun and productive studio time!

For me, the new year means lots of new characters and lots of new ideas!  (It also meant an explosion of masking fluid in my studio that led to an hour long clean-up and nearly having to cut my hair... Have you ever tried to get masking fluid out of a paintbrush?  If you have, then I'm sure you can imagine my near hair catastrophe! Hahaha!)

I digress...  Back to the new ideas...

In addition to the super fun projects I am already working on, I signed up for the Storystorm (previously PiBoldMo) challenge!  
The goal is to come up with 30 new picture book ideas in 30 days.  I have to say, inspiration is flying because we are about halfway through the month and I am already at 30 ideas!  (Some good, some not-so-much, but at least the inspiration faucet is on.)

I plan on putting some of those ideas to use in another challenge I signed up for: 12x12.  The goal of the 12x12 challenge is to write 12 picture book manuscripts in 12 months.  (I am giving myself the additional challenge of turning those manuscripts into roughly illustrated dummies... Wish me luck!)

I'll be sharing my progress here, so please check back soon...
In the meantime, I'll be in my studio 
(trying to keep the mess to a minimum)!


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