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Friday, September 6, 2013

taking a risk

First, I want to thank you so much for all for your kindness and support in light of our recent loss.  I'm amazed at how much love Paul and I have in our lives.  I ask that you keep our friend's family and friends in your thoughts as they struggle through this difficult time. 

Lately, I've been wanting to paint and draw and develop my artistic style.  I'd like to see if I could ever make a part time career out of painting.  I know that there would be a lot that would go into it, and it feels overwhelming and scary.  And so fear and getting caught up in other things has caused me to keep putting this off for another day.  

So I took a risk today. I asked a friend of mine who is a writer if she wanted to work on a children's book with me. I've been feeling really drawn to illustrations lately, so much so I picked out this beautiful shower curtain for our new bathroom. I love it. Taking my passion for illustrating to the next level, I offered to do the art for the book, and my friend agreed to write the story.    

I love kid's books, but I've never tried to create one, and I have no idea if I'd be any good at it. But why not try? The worse that will happen is that it doesn't turn out well, and I move onto something else.  But who knows what the best could be.  Other things I've done have taken off more than I ever expected.  I'm not putting the pressure on this to go places, but I'm also not backing down from giving it a shot.  Wish us luck!

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