Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were splendid.
I've been mulling over the new year, making plans and resolutions, albeit slowly and with a heavy dose of realism. Professionally, I'd like to:
* Continue to explore embroidery and surface design.
* Make some sort of a zine (or if I'm really ambitious, a book) that would consist of sketchbook faces and accompanying stories.
* Get back to making comics, however sporadically that happens.
Aside from that, I'm working on final art for a 2018 picture book right now, then will shift gears to a project that I can't wait to share more about. And in the fall, Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd comes out!
* I want to make more of my clothes, mostly because as a grown woman it's impossible to find a shirt covered in cephalopods. But also for reasons of sustainability, I'd like to knit and sew more of my wardrobe, even if it's only a handful of items.
* Reading is on my list of resolutions, but I'm not setting a number of books this year. The Brothers Karamazov and Little Dorrit have been sitting on the shelf forever. Owing to their size, I'm planning to read a couple hefty books this year, rather than a lot of shorter volumes.
And beyond all that, I think I'll just stay the course. I'm sure there'll be trips to see family, vintage shenanigans and hopefully some more camping once the weather accomodates.
Playing around with a greeting card idea, aided by some ink and paint sketchbook odds and ends.
* Speaking of greeting cards, I just got a box of holiday cards from the printer. I'll have those up in the shop after Thanksgiving.
* My niece loaned me her copy of Who Could That Be at This Hour?. Halfway through, I can safely say niece has pretty terrific taste in literature.
* And Finding Wild is included over on the Nerdy Book Club in their "Top Ten Books That Encourage Us To Get Outside and Explore" list, alongside some other swell reads.
When Spoonflower announced a Prohibition Cocktails themed challenge a few weeks back, I knew I had to give the subject matter a go. Phonographs! G&T's! The Charleston! So here's my take on the subject matter. And for giggles, what the above pictured dame and dandy would look like covering an armchair, as seen below.
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