I wrapped up a major project today after several weekends of work. Week days are reserved for the pesky day job, helping with homework, and stressing about The Book stuff when I'm doing other things. You know, frivilous stuff like paying bills, going to the dentist and getting the boys haircuts.
As of today, four big projects are completed with three to go. More than halfway home -- I'm seeing daylight. Then the huge task of writing starts and the art for the step outs, tips and exercises.
See how I am? One big accomplishment and I can't even enjoy it, I think: "Did that. What's next? What else do I have to do?" I have been like this my whole life. My dad always tells me, "Celebrate. Take a moment and enjoy this victory." Good advice, Daddy. You've given it more times than I've taken it so here...........I took a moment, now what? (Georgie Porgie is in Greece until the 16th. I miss his comments and phone calls.)
I wish I could post all the cool stuff I've made, but for some reason publishers frown on spilling the jelly beans on your blog. Some nonsense about a contract and getting the milk for free and intellectual property, blah blah blah. Whatever.
Here's a doodle I did tonight. It was fun to just play for a few minutes after working on that big top-secret piece. This is probably what Doxie's dream about: chewing on shoes and yummy people food. Trumpet ate a hair clippy yesterday, but those are too hard to draw so I settled on a strawberry.
And now for something completely different: I'll post some pix of my daily tiles. Remember those? Been a while. Here's a slew of em. Most were scanned while in their little plastic page pockets. The colors aren't as bright and it looks sort of institutional, but I'm too lazy to take them all out for a proper scan session. I did them and that's the important thing. Right? Right?
Aww, everybody's a critic. Cut a girl a break, will ya?