Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Well it might seem I've taken a left hand turn in my adventures of honing my fine art skills and illustration - HOWEVER....I've not.  I've actually allowed a long held nearly secret dream of writing that's bursting forth!  AND I did say this blog was about ARTISTIC EXPLORATIONS - so...there you go.  I think I should call it explodations but the computer thinks it's a typo and someone might get confused thinking it's some inappropriate social faux-pas.

I've joined a challenge with Julie Hedlund (I'm really fighting to work out how to use the MacBook Pro to add my links!  Please excuse me!!)   It's about writing 12 picture book drafts in 12 months for 2012.  I love this idea - I always like to see authors illustrate and illustrators write.  It's very "wholistic" -  I know...I just like to write it that way!  (Whole vs hole - it's always struck me as odd.)

Anyway - I've completed my rough draft for January's Picture Book (PB) story idea and now - I will squeeze time into an amazingly wild January to try and complete the illustrations as we are now on WEEK 10 of the Marks and Splashes illustration course!  The wild and wacky Space Commander lessons.

Oh...I have a working title for my first draft - Hurry Hurry Mommy Dear!

Also - from this day forward my goal is to post weekly by Thursday of each week.  It could be doable...not impossible.

Thank you sooo very much for stopping by and leaving a note!


  1. Well done Melissa! Completed your first draft already, way to go! I'm still cleaning mine up but should have it ready by next week. I don't see myself finishing my homework for this week but I'm giving myself a pass because of school holidays. Once Ethan goes back to school next Wednesday I should get ALOT more productive. Keep going, can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Helga! I've taken the last few days to catch my breath...hope the crocodile farm was a blast.

  3. So glad to have you and congratulations on finishing your first draft already - woo hoo!

  4. Thank you Julie. I'm really excited about the challenge and also sitting down and getting that draft completed already! Now illustrations - for my goals. Yea-haw!