Its been a journey of building the confidence to take on the job – my first full book illustration commission . My own scaredy cat brain had stopped me from drawing for almost 20 years ! Yes! It’s true ! I stopped drawing for 20 years ! But that’s another story that I’ll share in another blog one day . It’s a good one for anyone like me , in their mid 40s … heading towards 50… who thought they were all dried up , on the decline and didn’t have much to offer the creative world .
Its been a learning journey , as I’ve drawn the pictures, to keep persisting and pushing through , even when my drawing brain seemed to turn into a cheesy fudgy squishy brain .
It’s been a journey of my own scaredy cat brain , as I felt anxiety and possibly even fear at times , when I’ve worried that the author , psychology professor Dr Allison Waters , wouldn’t like my work .
But , I persisted ! I worked through the scaredy cat cheesy fudgy squishy brain days and I’m SOooo close to being finished and ready to take on some more projects .. like a possible job with a big children’s book publishing firm here in Australia illustrating a series of chapter books …. ( woohoo!) . It’s not definite yet , but I need give my cheesy, fudgy squishy scaredy cat brain the flick ( “give it the flick” is “throw it away” in Aussie slang) and GIVE IT A GO !
Love to all !