Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard.
Did you know that goat babies have been referred to as kids for centuries, but we didn’t start calling our children kids until the 1800s?
I’ve mostly been dealing with the mechanics of posting a book through Kindle Kids Book Creator. I decided that before starting any serious illustrations for my next book, I needed to have a better idea what would be required.
So, I’ve been playing with my original Diggory Wombat story, trying to set it up as a Kindle ebook. Ugh. I hate playing with software programs. I’m hoping to get it out this week, but we’ll see. Then I’m going to try setting it up for print.
Meanwhile, I haven’t been getting much art done and figured I’d better work on something. It’s amazing. I’ve been painting or drawing something almost every single days for years! But, it’s like exercise. It doesn’t take long before you lose ground, and it takes more of a push to do half of what you used to do, even half as well as you did before.
I think it’s a component of artistic block. You lose some of the communication between hand and brain and feel like you’ve been sent back a grade or two, and you really don’t want to redo all the work you already did.
But, to paraphrase the old saying, ‘easy go, easy come‘ and to mix some more metaphors: Once you get back to the grindstone, you’re right back where you were before long.
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