So many exciting things going on with my little studio.
After months of preparation I now get to check Surtex 2018 off my to do list!
(yes, I make lists...)
This was our 14th year exhibiting at Surtex. The show has changed over time. (most things do)
My goal this year has been not just to check the tasks off but to do my best to be present with each. So often it's just about getting it done. (particularly when you get stressed & busy)
I found myself although feeling overwhelmed at times enjoying the whole process so much more when I stay present with what I'm doing and not letting my mind flutter off to the next job.
Antonio & I took our son Luca to the show. I'm not sure he really believed I have a job. Working from home it can be ambiguous to the ones around you how it all works. I think him seeing his dad & I at work with other humans gave him a better idea of what we do. He often says "you're lucky you just draw all day" and I reply there's much more to it than that. But, when I stop & think about it
he's right I basically just draw all day & sometimes at night.
And, I do so happily!
Luca (age 10) & almost as tall as me in heels.
(the vitamins are working)
P.S. A special thanks to this guy who is always supportive & patient with me.
Having your own business is hard work!
He let's me live in my own little world & makes me feel safe with all the parts I'm so bad at.
A little painting from my mini sketchbook inspired by one of my favorite things
to make as a kid- friendship bracelets & pins. I'd very carefully created my color combos until it felt just right. Sometimes even adding metallic thread. (which I treasured) I might have to give it try again.
Seems like a nice activity to do on a warm summer day, poolside perhaps.
So happy to call this beautiful planet home! I'm celebrating Earth Day by planting some of my favorite hearty herbs. Still a little too chilly here to plant all those colorful flowers I've had my eye on.
I'm excited to share the next book in my Hello, World! series with Random House Kids.
Dinosaurs is a bright, colorful journey back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Big, small, horned or plated this board book explores many of the favorites. Along with a *special fact on each page. Hope the little dinosaur lovers in your life enjoy snuggling up & learning a little more!
I'm excited to let you know that two NEW books will be added to my Hello, World! series with Random House Kids. Today I'm featuring My Body. This is a toe dip into anatomy. Head, shoulders, knees and a whole lot of fun!
This book was chosen as one of Amazons books of the month for February.
I hope if you have a little one in your life you'll sit down & share this book together.