Loose Ends

Now that I have all of images in place — at the right resolution — and all of the text rewritten and polished, I have one more painting to create: a realistic Steller’s Jay and a Monarch butterfly. Beyond that, I will dive into the world of publishing my work. Being a self-published author has been a lifelong preoccupation, since I was ten-years old and I got a tiny printing press one Christmas. My dream was to publish my own newspaper and give it to my neighbors.

I haven’t done any painting this week…I’ve spent all of my time with my friend InDesign. The publication side of picture books is definitely not as much fun as the creating pictures side. Still, I want to get good at getting books published as quickly and painlessly as possible. Then I can move on to the next book.

No picture today.