Since my last blog post, I've been working nonstop on one of the most challenging projects I have ever done: writing and illustrating a children's book. It is called “The Adventures of Nostril Woman (The Worst Super Hero EVER).” Here's one of my favorite excerpts:
Sometimes it's cool to have a super power.
The project started out as a gift for my son’s birthday. I wanted to make an original book for him out of a very silly story we made up together.
It's funny how an artist’s specialty determines the way we see the world and the inspiration we get from it: an artist who draws sees lines and shapes, or tones and shadows, while a painter may focus on the play of light or the way colors interact.
Illustrating Nostril Woman has been a great process - it forced me to reconnect with this semi-dormant part of my Art Brain, though it was a much larger undertaking than I expected.
I still have plenty of work to do before Nostril Woman is ready for official publication, and I will post updates as well as ordering information when it becomes available in print and digital formats.
I am very pleased with the handmade original draft copy I finished yesterday - it has turned out better than I expected. I bound it by hand using waterproof, tear-resistant paper, so it is a keepsake that will last a long time.