Friday, May 13, 2016

First Ever Guest Blogging Opportunity!

It's funny how a late night stroll on the internet can lead to wonderful things. In my last post I talked about a desire to be productive, during my insomnia, but not knowing what to do. That night, I decided to check out Craigslist, and that is where I found it. A call for guest bloggers.

Throwing my inhibitions to the wind, I decided to go for it. And so here it is!

Choosing a Path: Homeschooling or Public School

Thanks to, Mom Among Chaos , for this exciting opportunity!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wasting Time

Surrounded by the gentle breathing of sleeping children, I sit. Wide awake, with the desire to be productive, but not being quite sure what I want to be productive doing.

I'm tired and really would like to go to sleep, yet, sleep evades me. It has been hard to capture lately, and quality has certainly been lacking, when I've caught it.

Our main computer has been moved to a location that I find rather unpleasant. If I wasn't so uncomfortable utilizing it, at this time, I'd be sharing a post all about our lambing season, with pictures and, potentially, a video or two. But it is cold, dark, and lonely and I really don't want to leave the comfort of my nice, warm, snuggle space.

All my crafting supplies is also down there, except my art supplies. However, the "guilt" over my unfinished illustration project has been discouraging my inspiration.

Although, story ideas are abundant in my mind. So much so, they are a bit daunting, so I haven't approached them, yet.

Instead, I'm writing a pointless blog and browsing facebook, out of boredom.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bumps in the Road

Seems I've had a lot of them lately.

I honestly don't know when my next book will be out. I'm a bit discouraged, as I haven't been able to market, "I Should've Stayed in Bed", very much. Time keeps getting away from me, especially with this being a busy season on our farm. I haven't started the color phase for my one book and, sadly, I had to halt work on the other book I was focusing on.

I know I have great stories to share - partially because my kids love them - however, it is like being in labor and never knowing when the baby will finally crown.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Clearing Space

Illustration sketches are now loaded on to the computer, awaiting the day when I finally hook the projector to the computer and start the painting phase. I've asked myself, why the procrastination. Truth be told, there are many things taking me the slow route towards my destination. These blockades range from; dedicating time to work on that project, (not easy considering it is nearly 11:30, I just found time to type, and my baby has woken with cries of frustration that I am not with him.) finding the motivation in spite of my doubts, allowing it to come before the plethora of other things I could/should be doing, and just as importantly, clearing the space in which I am working in.

Tonight, I've started that process. I've had things piled up waiting to be logged and donated. I finally dealt with them tonight. Next will be the tidying, making it so I have an actual area to paint in.

However, for now, I should probably go tend to my little love bug. Good night.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

One Step Closer

Well, I managed to get the projector down. I just haven't prioritized the next step, with everything else that has been going on here.

The lack of writing prioritization has been quite obvious with the absence of posts, here, on my blog, as well.

Lots of ideas swimming around in my head. Just need to make time to do something with them all.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Procrastination

My sketches are ready. The next step is getting the projector set up. It is currently attached to the ceiling of the boys' room. That means getting a ladder across the house, up the stairs, and across the house again. I have not made this a priority, yet.

However, I have plans for my 4th book already and am pretty excited about it. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Two More to Go

I am just two sketches away from finishing step 2 of my illustration process! I'm very excited.

After doing some research, I plan to try photographing, then projecting, the sketches onto clean sheets that I can paint without all my messy pencil lines. Praying the digital projector we have can be used like that and isn't too complicated.

I'm excited to see the finished product. Hopefully, others will enjoy the book as much as I am enjoying making it a reality.