Saturday, March 8, 2014

The C Pages are Completed!

Well, I followed through on Thursday's plan: Right after I posted my blog, I got to work on the ABC Book I'm putting together for my grandchildren and finished this page, the first page of the C's (I've had the second C page done for several weeks).  I'm not super pleased with it, if I'm being honest.


It looks extremely amateurish and I feel like it could be a whole lot better.  But I think the problem is that I just can't get very excited about drawing stalks of celery.  I only added the word celery so that there would be one with a soft-C sound.  For variety's sake.  I think if I had animated the celery--given it a little smiley face or something--I would have enjoyed creating it a little bit more.

The second C illustration is better.



Although I sort of loathed this picture when I was working on it, because it wasn't coming out at all as I wanted it to.  I almost gave up on it, and I actually asked my husband and one of my sons if you could tell it was supposed to be a cat.  (Their reactions to that question were pretty funny.  Looking at it now, I can see that it's fairly obvious it's a cat.  I mean, what else could it be?)

I added the caterpillar there without naming it; it's like a little secret C word on the page, and it'll be neat to see if the kids notice it.

I'm getting excited to continue working on this project now--especially because the E pages are going to include one of my favorite animals of all--the elephant!  So stay tuned!

(And just a little reminder: I'm running a giveaway.  If you leave me a comment on any blog post between now and March 24, you could win one of 7 signed copies of Finding Grace.  It doesn't have to be long--just come by and say hi, and you'll be entered in the contest.)

12 comments:

  1. Just for the record, I'm a total cat person and when I saw your drawing, I was in-love. The look in this cat's eyes is similar to one I often see in one of our cats' eyes and it always makes me laugh. Seriously, if you were offering a framed copy of that picture, I'd be first in line.

    God bless!

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    1. Thanks for liking my cat--I really wasn't sure about him. :)

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  2. When I saw the first page I thought, "She's crazy! The celery is fantastic!!!" But the car page I just love. Maybe not more but differently. The caterpillar is so sweet and I am just amazed by your talent. For the record, though, I really really love that celery. :)

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  3. I think it all looks great! Keep up the good work!

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  4. 1. LOVE your new header! I've heard there's a special place in heaven for a mom of more than one boy, so I think you've got it covered. ;)

    2. I really like both those pages, and especially the cat one. :)

    3. Elephants are excellent. :) One of my favorite animals, too!

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    1. 1. I wasn't sure if I should add that. It's so big, and I can't figure out how to make it smaller. But it's my husband's favorite picture of his boys with their mom, and he loved it when I added it.

      2. Thanks, you're sweet. :)

      3. I think elephants are absolutely adorable. :)

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  5. I love your book and I love the little creature crawling on the rock. My kids favorite books are the ones that have little posers or other creatures lurking on the page some where.... I like Mercer Mayer little critter books because of that. Your grand babies are so lucky!

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    1. Thanks, Nora. I wish I could have done this for my boys--but I guess I was too busy then. I've got lots more free time now, and I'm really excited to be doing it for my grandbabies.

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  6. Love the "C" pages. You are so talented. Can't wait to see the rest!!

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    1. I started the elephant, and I'm having a lot more fun with him than I did with the cat. (Harvey ruined cats for me. :))

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    2. I think Harvey ruined cats for all of us except Bitty! LOL

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