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.
So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite.
Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil down and simply painted. I’ve got paint, lots of paper and I’m creative so why not just paint?
What a confidence booster. Shantell’s wise words rang in my heart. There are no mistakes just a wonderful process. I should paint this.
I guess this painting session got me in the mood to write down the first offical draft of Road Trip. I’m excited. I think I’m done with the Christmas project and now there’s a new women power project.
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.
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.
“I want to tempt you with the possibility that your art is not a “weekend thing”, but an integral part of who you are and something that you should start getting paid for. “
James Victore wrote these beautiful words in his book.
I love creating and let today be a reminder for creating more of the art I enjoy creating.
I looked back at my art and some of it, on second thought, ALL OF IT IS AWESOME.
I do and will make a few changes but yeah…I actually had this thought as I was in a Dylan’s Candy store. I should reflect more on this experience. Oh and try the James Victore have a damn opinion exercise. In the words of Nicki Minaj, in this moment I just feel so alive. I really do.
I have an idea for my logo. I’m thinking peacock. They chase off preditors, are symbols of compassion and kindness. Oh it’s perfect. Maybe I can incorporate living coral into the blue color scheme I have planned. Yeah why not. I’m excited for all the projects to come.