Wednesday, December 7, 2011

back to work

My events are winding down but there's no rest for me! Now, I'm working on the illustrations for  Starry River of the Sky! It is scheduled to come out in the fall 2012 and I've got to really start focusing to make that happen... it's so soon! eeks!  But so far, at least in terms of effort, I feel pretty proud of what I've done. It's just a matter of keeping that effort up during the illustration phase.

But, I feel like I'm juggling so many different things now--holidays, local visits, and my upcoming book release of Dumpling Days as well as the rain dragon.  I know I have to be realistic about what I can achieve ("You can have it all but not all at the same time!"), however I also can't bring myself to lower my standards for this book.  So, I'm trying to think positive and believe that I can do it, for now at least (it all changes after the rain dragon arrival, I know)...and, luckily, I have a very supportive Sasquatch to help.

Above is the sketch for the cover, final painting to come.