Happy New Year, Friends!
I hope your year is off to a good start and that you are having
lots of fun and productive studio time!
For me, the new year means lots of new characters and lots of new ideas! (It also meant an explosion of masking fluid in my studio that led to an hour long clean-up and nearly having to cut my hair... Have you ever tried to get masking fluid out of a paintbrush? If you have, then I'm sure you can imagine my near hair catastrophe! Hahaha!)
I digress... Back to the new ideas...
In addition to the super fun projects I am already working on, I signed up for the Storystorm (previously PiBoldMo) challenge!
The goal is to come up with 30 new picture book ideas in 30 days. I have to say, inspiration is flying because we are about halfway through the month and I am already at 30 ideas! (Some good, some not-so-much, but at least the inspiration faucet is on.)
I plan on putting some of those ideas to use in another challenge I signed up for: 12x12. The goal of the 12x12 challenge is to write 12 picture book manuscripts in 12 months. (I am giving myself the additional challenge of turning those manuscripts into roughly illustrated dummies... Wish me luck!)
I'll be sharing my progress here, so please check back soon...
In the meantime, I'll be in my studio
(trying to keep the mess to a minimum)!