What I'm Currently Up To...
This summer has been all about sitting with a book in the shade (or inside when it's too hot). It doesn't really matter what I'm reading, as long at it's absorbing and relaxing.
Working on //
Well now, that would be telling! I have two very big secrets in the works, one which I might be able to share in a few months and one that will only come to fruition early next year. Hopefully I'll be allowed to share some sneak peaks from my sketchbook along the way.
Fresh corn on the cob; apples; blueberry crumble; home-made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (the soft gooey kind you just can't get on any other continent... )
Thinking About //
All I really want to do is sit back and watch the sun embroider shadows on the leaves in the garden. I don't really want to work, or write, or even talk. Sometimes silence is enough.
But, I have loads of illustration work to do, and the longer I leave it, the more overwhelmed I feel. I'm going to give myself today to sit and let the breeze play on my skin, and tomorrow I'll sharpen my pencils and tackle the ever-growing list.
Grateful for //
Time with my mom. Wild prairie thunderstorms. Hot days. Good books. Skype calls with old friends and new babies.
Two weeks of travel. Two long-haul flights. One 7 hour time change. Exchanging one home for another. I will be so sad to leave my mom, but so happy to see my husband again. No matter where I am in the world, I miss someone.
Excited About //
My prints were featured in South Africa's Sunday Times! The journalist called them "enchanting." I'm beyond touched and excited.