I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye.
Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far. I realized the excitement wasn’t there…not like it used to be. Not sure what to do, I started sketching ideas.
I like these letters? I’m liking the ink pen no color. This is big for me. I love color! The excitement began building and questions kept coming.
Handwriting or print? I could do a bunch of these block letters?
Wow, I spelled across wrong but notes are for ideas.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll sit down when the house is quiet and go through this book, my notes, let my mind wander, doodle, let creativity take over and write this whole book out once and for all! My excitement is back! Tomorrow’s going to be awesome!
Today I sat making notes for Road Trip. I haven’t been too motivated to start. Maybe because I’m still planning. I’ve taken notes and have ideas. I should do a thinking map.
What I did and feel great about is the thinking map for the holiday collection collaboration.
Instantly the Oh Christmas Tree song became the theme.
Various trees in all shapes, sizes and tones of blue. Christmas Trees stand tall beautiful and strong in both winter and summer.
I also feel the need to combine what I love about Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Maybe. A heart shaped tree seems like a good idea.
I’ve been exploring and today I read this post about sporadic watercolor painting. I’m going to do one more page of trees. There are no mistakes. I’ve got to enjoy the process. I just read a post with the words,” The wrong way leads to the right way.” I don’t know the exact words but I’ll keep exloring.
Here’s to awesome ideas. It’s almost time to give Live Your Story a third review . My tribe is growing and people are excited for the book.
There I was, creating all the elements for a Valentine craft table. I’ve been designing lots of classroom character posters with construction paper. Yes pun intended. I realized this is great practice for breaking down drawings into simple shapes. What and idea!
Then I thought about my famous live your story poem, soon to be book. Why not change the color to pink for Valentine’s Day!
Every day is a day to love yo self and when you love yo self…..there are no impossibilites.
Yes. This will be the first book I completely hand letter. I just keep going back to Austin Kleon’s awesome books. I want to do it. I’m going to do it.
That of course means I’ll re-paint the poem again. I have just the right aqua. I’ll practice more lettering. I can feel myself about to fall in this analysis paralysis episode and think too much. Not going to go there.
New deadline will be March 2. Oh my goodness I still need to publish the paperbacks.
But first I revisit Jon Contino”s class and then Lauren Hom’s class.
…and this didn’t work out but at least it was good practice with monotones and transparencies.
…I’ll have a little more fun lettering…there are no impossibilities.