Monday, April 4, 2011

What's the Buzz Tell Me What's Happening

The alphabet series is done and I am going to start the new series very soon...right after this post soon.

I learned a lot since I started the alphabet series.  My digital skills have improved and my comfort level as a member of the blogosphere has increased immensely.

I still feel like I'm bumbling along most of the time but that's part of the fun.

"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming."

Let's see.

The tax preparation is done.  Now it's in the hands of the accountant who will tell us how much to put into the hands of Uncle Sam and Aunt Massachusetts.

Speaking of aunts, I became an aunt for the...uhmm...fourteenth time (unless you count my great-niece and nephews which would bring me to eighteen).

The Clouds Book went in to it's second printing. My mother gets the saleswoman of the year award. Congratulations, Eileen!

On the subject of promoting family members creative endeavors, I made a poster for this show.

If you live near NYC, you can go see it.  It is running from April 7th to April 9th, 2011.
Here is a link to Bricken's website with time and ticket info.

http://www.bricken.org/bricken/Im_Not_Sure_solo_show.html

I am working on a picture book. I have all the sketches scanned. I am going to do a couple of pages in full color.  I've got all four of the words of the text done but they might need editing. So that will take a little time.  If you are an agent or a publisher and want me to send you a dummy book, please email me.

Hmm, what else?

Oh, it turns out I'm not the only one who gets inspired to make pictures from random words.  There is this great website that you probably already knew about called Illustration Friday. Once a week they post a new word for folks to illustrate. It's fun and it is free.  I've been doing it for the past few weeks.  I love to do it because I am totally free to do a quick illustration just for fun, no pressure.  I've been posting them on my Flickr page so as not to confuse my dear reader.  I might start posting them here though just to keep things simple.

I also plan on working on some new wall art and finishing some old wall art.  I'll be posting those on the atlanticmo page.

Ever since I got back from the SCBWIWCNYC the idea fish have been swimming by faster than I can draw a picture of a net.  I made some notebooks out of recycled paper with cereal box covers to keep nearby for all the ideas.

I have also been giving written affirmations a try (why not?*).

Of course I continue my pursuit of the laundry.

I am doing it right now as a matter of fact.

*I am a little concerned that repetitive phrases on the pages of a book made out of trash might be a little shining-ish

2 comments:

LoopDsgn said...

Sounds like a plan! Keep on truckin'. Everything's lookin' great.

atlanticmo said...

Thanks, Loop,love your new website.

http://www.loopdesigngroup.com/