Wednesday, November 28, 2012
#SkADaMo - Day 27
Hard to believe there are only 3 days left in November. Even harder to believe - I have 28 PiBoIdMo picture book ideas jotted down in my handy-dandy notebook. Some are even viable and exciting.
The big surprise in this monthly exercise has been SkADaMo. I didn't DO a sketch a day. I was traumatized, paralyzed, caught up in the nonsense going on in my head. Thinking TOO MUCH sucks the life out of a drawing. Don't you agree?
Amazingly, the PiBoIdMo guest bloggers inspired me tremendously, especially the following:
Kelly Light - day 9
Melissa Sweet - day 27
Ward Jenkins - day 26
James Burks - day 5
Robert Weinstock - day 2
Their stories about the guts and glory of this industry reminded of a quote I heard recently,"Sometimes you just need to do the work in order to find the results." The amazing people who inspired me, above, were willing to: do the work, let go of perfectionism, have fun, own their unique voice, observe, not make excuses, and NOT LET GO OF THE DREAM!!!!!
I also need to thank the other amazing PiBoIdMo & SkADaMo participants. Some of you even reached out when I went MIA for several days and that meant the world to me. What a rich and amazing community we are.
Posted by Jenn Bower