Okay, so as you might be able to tell from my other blogs… if anyone has seen them all, my apologies to you now… I am a homeschoolin’ mom, a dabbling writer wanna be, and a wayyyy Randomness type ADD individual…oh, and I am a self diagnosed Aspie, and that is some serious fodder for another post. Lol
So, I am currently working on a children’s book series. I’ve finished book one’s writing…not the edits, I’m still workin’ on those….Ooooo, comma splice! Again! See I’m slooooowly learning Wooly Gal. 😉
Anyhoo, I’ve already begun writing the second book in the series and have parts written for books 3 and 4…remember the ADD description from up there?…let’s just say it Reeeeally comes out in my writing..if you couldn’t tell that from the mess over on my Stories Blog. Oy.
Okay, so I’m writing, but I also am a dabbler wanna be artist/illustrator.
I LOVE Art! There are No Rules, at least not in my mind…those who want to argue the topic talk to all of those Modern Art and Folk Art peeps.
Soooo, because I’m a wanna be illustrator I decided to illustrate my own book(s)…Yes, I’m working on waaaaay more books than just the kids series I’m currently blogging about. My Writing Folder looks more miscellaneous and unending than the Jetson’s Food-A-Rack-A-Cycle when it’s on the fritz! 😮
While I was stuck inside from the Snow-tastrophe of 2016, I worked on my illustrations. Studying various techniques, reading about other illustrators and authors, and just tons of other general arty farty type stuff.
I checked out more than my allotted 100 books from the library. I love our librarians…superheroes of the book world, have you hugged your local librarian today??
I’m doing a ton of research on a bunch of stuff. Not only for my writing and illustrating, but also on genre styles and what’s already out there…sizing up the competition..lol.. and of course we are ALWAYS researching Something for Homeschool…Earthquakes this time, particularly the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. More on that Here.
Back to my illustration research…
This is the pile of books I started out with:
I narrowed it down to this:
Not too bad. About half the pile is gone. 😀
So, I figured out that I definitely want to try Inks and Watercolor along with Scrap Techniques for possibly the backgrounds. I guess time will tell how I do.
I also picked out some illustration ideas for a smattering of my other books. I have sticky notes and tags all throughout that pile. I Love the library!! 😀
You know what else I learned? Not every illustrator went to art school, was a professional artist, started out life wanting to be an illustrator, was good at art, or even had tried their hand at writing before. So, I’m gonna go for it no matter what and have tons of fun in the process. Destinations change, but the journey lasts a lifetime. 🙂
I will keep ya’ll updated on how it goes.
The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂
P.S.- Any of you out there in internet land dabble in writing or art? Drop a comment or 2 in the box.
Happy Creating! 😀
P.S.S.- Just a quick shout out…yes, it’s throwback Thurs. on a Tues…to:
I’ve been practicing my Artiness Mojo inspired by your Totes Awesome Haikus !!
You Rock! 🙂