Friday, January 8, 2010

Contemplating my Navel

So what have I been doing since the new year started? A LOT. Or at least that's what it feels like! Not the least of which has been thinking about the direction I want my life to take, and that includes many factors such as children, husband, family, art, business, community, philanthropy, spirituality, and more. Honestly, It's overwhelming. So instead, I'll just sit and focus on something smaller. Something I can handle, like this drawing.

I created this for a wonderful picture book manuscript authored by a friend. It actually looked like it was getting of the ground, but nothing came of it. Still, I love this drawing nonetheless. Perhaps I'm partial to how much this rendering resembles the model....although she's grown quite a bit from this sweet toddler/early preschooler phase. Now the curious little girl from this picture is starting to sound-out phrases, draw illustrations to the stories she dreams up all by herself, and can even read a few words all on her own. Thrilling and exciting do not even begin to cover it! Celebrating and learning about the world of books is something I know I will be doing in 2010. What will you do?

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