Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Revision (Or, The Story of My Life!)

I'm working on yet more revisions for a picture book idea. So true what they say, the simpler the story, the more difficult it is to tell. One thing that tends to gunk it up for me is which part to tell with words and which with pictures. The joy comes in little moments of figuring it all out.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Home Again, Home Again...

We're back from vacation. Does anyone else bring projects with them when they go away? Part of me feels like a loser for not being able to put things aside completely. But I've learned that if I do, it's painfully hard to pick up the thread again when I return. Besides, at the risk of sounding Pollyanna-ish, I love my work!

Since I'm an early riser anyway it was easy to get up and spend a few hours writing and drawing before the bustle of the day began. Sunrise, plus beach, plus coffee made for an inspiring time.

Here are a bunch of sunrises... it was fascinating, how the colors and light were constantly changing:

Oh, and I did spend a fair amount of time doing this: