The Ebook will officially launch July, 17th. It’s beautiful and now it’s time to work on the next book and paint a dreamcatcher.
Check later on today for the link to preorder your copy. The preorder should be live later on this evening. I’ll be setting up the paperback preorder soon. There’ll be a prize too. Stay tuned and happy creating.
Please let me know what you think of the book here.
The book is ready. There are of course some minor details to fix. I thought this tree was the one to sum up the idea of the book. Wrong.
Yes it’s a beautiful tree but the color doesn’t fit the theme. I made type layout changes. I have a few more to fix.
Turns out this tree is good.
I was nervous reading my book for the first time since I finished the layout a week ago. I’m excited to share my book and proud of my work. But there’s that thought of what if I don’t like the book. And that thought always leads to what others will think. Honestly, I care what people think becasue if they love my book then my dreams are validated.
It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering.
I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done. Now it’s time to relax and refresh my eyes for the next phase of editing.
I’m making changes. I started with blue hearts both medium and small size. That just wasn’t working. I didn’t want to toss this aside…again. I took my size 10 brush and blobbed on the paint and here we are.
It works. Yes this is beautiful. The book and images are coming together. Now what about the fruit tart? My audience is children and I need another treat?
… There’s this warmth, sweet like a …cup of hot cocoa on a cold day? … summer days and watermelon? …yes
In the beginning I felt this need to rhyme because I thought it was fun. Slowly this poem/ letter has shown me that rhyming was all wrong. Rhyming is fun but it was hard to pull off. I want this book to be a fun interactive experience with a beautiful message.
You gotta love yourself. I have one more week to finish the book and then I start on road trip. I can’t believe it will be done, book cover and all, e-book ready. The perfect occasion will be back to school. That’s just around the corner. Oh my gosh…
Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess.
I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece.
I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growing stages really express others will try but you live your story. Everyone blooms at their own pace with their own beauty. Wait… that’s a storybook lion who was a late bloomer.
A few more leaves, some white acrylic to cover up the mistakes and more details…this is awesome.