Thursday, April 12, 2018

R U Ready for the R's?

I think I'm actually going to finish this ABC Book that I've been working on for my grandchildren for the past few years (or more accurately, for the past few decades, because it was originally going to be for my youngest son...who's 25 now!).  I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I've got the R's all finished and stored away in their plastic pages in the binder, and I really like how they came out.  (I've noticed that the further along I get, the less critical I am of my drawings and the more I'm enjoying the process).

So here they R, the R's!  
Notice that I included another R animal in the rocket-ship, without naming it in the rhyme.  I've done this here and there throughout the book, hoping the wee ones will discover these hidden gems.
I always knew that I wanted to incorporate some Catholic sacramentals and images in this book (along with all the animals; because I don't know about your little ones, but mine--both my children and my grandchildren--have never been able to resist them).  So I always knew that a Rosary would be included in the R pages.

Now I've got just to finish the pages for I, J, K, N, O, Q, V, W, X, Y, and Z.  I've already got the rhymes written for I, V, X, Y, and  Z; some of those pages are already partially done, but now I have to get going on completing the artwork for them.  If there's anything you'd like to see on the J, K, N, and O pages, leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do. 

I'm kind of cheating on the last three letters of the alphabet: instead of doing two pages for each letter, I'm going to draw only one image for each to create the last two pages of the book.  So the finish line is well and truly in sight.

Coming soon (I hope): the W's.  Watch out for those.

10 comments:

  1. So good. For N maybe a Novena for Nine days of prayer?

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    1. That is actually a great idea! If I can get a good two-page rhyme going using those, they would be perfect for the N's. Thanks for weighing in!

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  2. Oh yay for you!! R looks great. I am so glad that by letting go of your inner critic you are enjoying the process more. That is kind of a lesson in faith isn't it?!

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    1. Thanks as always, Madeline. It is a lesson in faith, it really is. I'm having so much more fun with it now.

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  3. J is for Jack, who I started this book for; and J is for the joy I feel sharing it with more (of you). Or some other play on words involving how you started this!

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    1. Ooh, Cathy...I may just do this. I only have have one other name in the book, Henry on one of the H pages; what better name to add than my baby’s? Thanks for the inspiration!!

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