Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Adventure!

I am currently in the process of changing my focus for creativity.  For the last few years, I have been concentrating on my Etsy businesses of hand crafted jewelry and hand sewn products and not my art or writing.  Oh, I have had two blogs to keep my hand in writing practice and I have participated in Blue Chair Diary's Sunday Sketches but mostly this blog has been an 'on again, off again' project as far as any writing is concerned--not consistent nor concentrated.   My other blog  has been my focus, including my Etsy businesses, my BBA team, my handcrafted business friends and acquaintances.

Since recently re-thinking my outlay of time in regard to blogging and writing, I have decided to take August thru October to rest from my other endeavours and return to my writing and illustration in this blog.  I will concentrate on a couple of writing projects that were left on a back burner in my brain.  One project is actually a part of this blog, called Abby's story.  There is a tab on my home page to find this project.  But, alas, it is unfinished.  Another project is a children's book series that I started about eight years ago.  Then my breast cancer tragedy struck, my life changed a bit, and I just let my book writing plans go.

So if you are up for it, I will pull out one of these latent projects and take it up again.  I hope you will go on this journey with me to see if I can complete it. I will try to post about three times per week plus posting on Sunday's with my illustration progress on Sunday Sketches.  Your participation with me may be the boost that I need to keep plugging along toward the finish line. 

And, just as a taste of the future, these pictures show what I pulled out of a closet of that old project.  (I will explain in subsequent posts.)

Some old practice pieces

What have you dreamed about completing?
Join me, won't you? 


Splendid Little Stars said...

awesome! wishing you lots of fun and success in this challenge! I look forward to your posts!

Memories for Life said...

I look forward to following you on your journey :) Can't wait to see some new illustrations!

BeadedTail said...

It's very exciting for you to continue your dream! Your artwork is beautiful!

Kathleen said...

How fun! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Aliferous Express said...

your illustrations are amazing. good luck on your new endeavor. i'm thinking you're going to do just fine. :)

Erika said...

Thank you for allowing us to join you on your journey!
The tree is gorgeous.

SarahBeth said...

Good luck with your "new" focus! If those are practice pieces, I'll be looking forward to seeing your finished ones! (BTW, love that watercolor roll-up -- great to be organized! I bet you made it!)

Judy Nolan said...

I think it's exciting that you are returning to these older projects, and look forward to following your progress.