Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Illustration Friday - ENERGY

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Does anyone have more energy than kids and puppies???

Been a few weeks since I've participated in an Illustration Friday challenge. I've got a lot on my plate these days, & haven't had the time or energy to deal with it all...been feeling kind of drained, actually. But these guys popped into my head during another Tuesday meeting at work, & sort of demanded to be finished, so here they are! Kids & puppies ARE rather demanding, aren't they?

As I mentioned in my previous post, November is Picture Book Month, and I am participating in PiBoIdMo for the first time, the Picture Book Idea Month challenge to come up with 30 ideas in 30 days. At day 12, I'm pleased to say (& surprised as all hell to discover) that I #1, have actually remembered to enter something in the log each day, & #2, have come up with 23 ideas so far! What is even MORE remarkable is some of them are GOOD! And the month isn't even half over! Who would have thought something good could be generated on demand like this? But the thing is, that's not really how it happened. Ideas come to me all the time...I'm just not aware enough to actually jot them down or remember them later! PiBoIdMo has caused me to consider every wild thought or circumstance that pops into my head or that I observe around me as a potential story. And that's not a bad thing!

 This is all great news.....except I have also come to the realization that to actually bring the good ideas to fruition, I will likely need to be locked in my studio for pretty much all of eternity! (Or at least when I'm not at my day job!!!) But I think some of these ideas really deserve further attention. Sacrifices, sacrifices........... 

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  1. Always like to hear what you have to say.

    1. Aw! Thank you, Juliana! So glad to have connected with you through PiBoIdMo!!!!

  2. Keep on keeping on, Mit! And don't forget to doodle ;)

  3. You go girl! keep at it! That is awesome :)

  4. I think ideas are always present and there for the taking. The problem is, is when you try and think of an idea, it doesn't happen and when you don't it does.

  5. Love your energy and your energy characters :) Like especially the motion and action in your pieces. Deadlines DO help! They get all the wheels turning! Congrats on your PiBoIdMo (pie idea a day!) Pursue your ideas, even if they will take a while. It is worth it.

  6. Yay for you to be full of ideas and making things happen! I find it's a good idea to write good ideas down when you've got them because some days I can't think of anything good to do. Puppies and kids always make me smile :)