A bit of an unplanned mess in my little CREATE every day journal.
I was actually working on something else (illustrations for my book!)
and all of a sudden, i just got the urge to scribble.
Scribbling is fun!
If you haven't done so in a while, give it a try!
It's quick, it's liberating, it's fun, it releases energy...
it's basically sex on paper. ;-)
I'm struggling a bit with the illustrations for the book.
I can't seem to get on paper
what i see in my head.
For now, i'm writing my stories...
and trusting that eventually, it'll all come together.
I tend to be more comfortable with acrylics,
so i think i may end up doing a few more sketches with acrylics.
i really don't like the look of this watercolor,
but i thought i'd post anyway.
Yes, sadly, the teeter totter story is true.
And on another note...
here's a book i love, by an artist/writer that i love - Maira Kalman.
her stories are always so poignant
and often have me laughing out loud.
Who can't relate to having irritating relatives? ;-)
I love how she writes everything free hand too...
Makes it that much more personal, i think.
From this book, THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY.
( i even love the title)...
And who doesn't love a good deal on such a beautiful hardcover book?
The inside flap on the book...
And here's a little gem from someone else i love.
You can find his blog here.
He is an illustrator/artist/designer/writer
and he often reminds me of WHY i still love design
after almost 25 years...
Yes, sometimes, i need a reminder.
I want to share something interesting with all of you
about yesterday's post.
I sometimes check my stats, to see how many people have visited.
I love the idea that i can post something
and it can reach someone from across the world in seconds,
and I am always touched that so many of you take the time to comment.
Especially those of you who speak a different language than english.
(yes, you Roberto - big hugs...)
Yesterday's post got more visitors than any post i've ever written.
More visitors, but less comments. (interesting, isn't it?)
It totally surprised me
that almost 200 people read this post.
I'm not sure how it happened,
and it may be a fluke, but i was shocked.
There are bloggers out there who get a thousand visitors a day,
and i'm giddy because i got 200...
See how easy I am to please?!
Thank you all for allowing me some space
in your generous hearts.