March is reading month and I am going to the elementary school again this year. I’m looking forward to talking to the kids about the writing and illustrating process. It was a lot of fun last year and I am happy to be invited back. The kids ask such great questions.
This is my latest doodle in Photoshop. It is a fun program – I’m hoping to get into it a little more this winter since there are a lot of features that I haven’t used yet. This picture popped into my mind a few months back and I finally had a chance to draw it.
Playing in Photoshop with some quick drawings is a nice way to warm up for a book project that I will be starting later in December. Before I start that project I need to find out what colors reproduce in print and which ones fall flat. I will be getting my first test print back in a day or so. It would be much easier if what you saw on the screen was what gets printed – but unfortunately that is not always the case. Always something new to learn …
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My book arrived October 12th … 2 days early. They did a nice job on the printing. The next day or so I will be adding some new website pages and testing the links. Let me know if you see any glitches in the navigation. And of course … I would love to hear your comments about the book.
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Did I say my book would be released early September ? It seems that every step of prepping the book took twice as long as I expected … plus all the unforeseen hiccups in between. The whole process has definitely been an intense learning experience. I can’t say that I enjoyed the feeling of being pulled through a key hole – but I do feel a sense of accomplishment having survived it all.
“Hamsters After Dark” is currently at the printer and my expected delivery date is October 14th. Now it’s just a matter of waiting … If you need me for anything … I’ll be the one pacing out in the hall.
I’ve been a bit lax in posting here … Hey, I’ve been busy…
My “Hamsters After Dark” book project has given me more than my share of stress. Who would have thought getting a book published would be so complicated. I feel like a circus performer jumping through all the hoops. I really don’t enjoy the chaos of it but the final outcome will make all the labor pains worthwhile.
I have revamped my site and am working on some new pages. They will launch with my book release hopefully in early September. After that I plan to drag out my paint brushes and attack some canvas. It’s been a while since I did some serious painting and I’m ready to get back at it.
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