a few years ago, i wrote a novel. i spent two years revising and rewriting, having it critiqued and getting advice from other authors. then, i completely burned out on it.
that's one of the reasons i started painting again in the summer of 2009. but recently, i've had this voice in my head that is craving to get back to writing.
i know i just need to give myself a bit of time and space to let all of my ideas, inspirations and energy flow into this new project. and i am so excited (and a bit nervous) to see just where it leads me!
so i've decided to take some time at the beach to reread my novel and see just what happens! i know i have a few books inside. i will definitely be putting together an illustrated book, incorporating my paintings with their stories. and i'd love to put together a how-to book to share more of my painting process and inspirations.
but right now, it's a my novel that is calling me back...so i know, it's my next place to begin.
the beach seems like the perfect backdrop. i seriously can't stop taking photos of every sunrise and sunset. and i know all of this gorgeous-ness will seep into my paintings too!
one of the biggest things i'm learning right now is that things in my life are not linear. sometimes, there isn't a straight line to get to where i'm thinking i'd like to go. and that's really the fun part. it's all about following those little words of inspiration. those things that keep coming up again and again.
all it takes is that first step. who knows where it will lead to next!
thank you so much for all of your get well soons! i'm feeling a million times better! and am so excited to start painting with everyone today too in my how to paint a girl e-course! in case you missed it, here's a little video snip-it!
hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend!