Well I've done it! The coloring book has landed!
In it there are twelve intricately drawn bugs to color. I drew the first one (that praying mantis) just months after Ransom was born, with the goal of eventually turning it into a book. Check!
I can now always say that I've published a book, which is pretty cool. And since I went through the learning process of creating this first book, the next time I want to independently publish something I now know how. Part of what took me so long this time around is I kept dragging my feet because I didn't know how to do things. Google and YouTube are lifesavers.
My next book project is a children's book a good friend of mine wrote and asked me to illustrate. So that will be a 2019 goal. I'd also like to do another coloring book. I'm thinking perhaps potted plants, and in a smaller format, like 5"x7" or something similar.
Oh and Christmas happened. It was cozy and lovely. See you next year!
December 20th, 2018
Well my one-blog-post-a-week goal has gone out the window this past month. That's ok, I've been thoroughly enjoying the holiday season.
One of my 2018 goals has been to publish my bug coloring book, and I'm soooooooo close! Frustratingly close. It's pretty much done but I'm having some problems with formatting which is oh-so-frustrating. I know, it's ok if I publish it in 2019 and not 2018 . . .I just love accomplishing goals in a timely manner. Here's a sneak peak of the cover.
I had a lot of fun at the holiday markets I participated in this year. The best part (other than making sales) is getting to know the other vendors. The more I do these kinds of events, the more I run into familiar artists and makers. We're cool people. (By the way, you should check out those soaps!)
Time to start thinking of 2019 goals!
I'll close with this. Ransom and I had some of his friends over this morning for a toddler art party. Of course the art part only lasted like 10 min and the rest what just playing and making a mess, but it was a blast! So thankful for sweet friends.
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