Thursday, June 11, 2009
Now it was time to sweat. Jake arrived happy, healthy, and huge and his quilt was almost done. Now it was time to get back to business. I needed a new project and one that might have the chance of earning money somewhere down the road would be helpful. So, I sent the girls off to school, had breakfast, and sat down to mope. That's when the idea of the "Journey" board books floated back in the window. Perfect! I had a vision. In keeping with my sister's original idea, I wanted these new books to be playful, energetic, and colorful. I started to jot down ideas. Nixing the alphabet concept (too heavy for a board book), I went for cheerful rhyming text. I was energized! I had lunch. This was going to be a breeze! I sat down to sketch, the bus arrived. Excellent! The next day I'd just start drawing, perhaps have a couple of finished illustrations by the end of the week, put a packet together over the weekend and send it off on Monday! I had goals... I had vision! (The only problem was I had amnesia concerning the other 98%)!