monster slippers

April 3 - April 9: this week at Valdraws

The flu! Yes, the entire family had it, so I haven't done much this week. I did get shipping supplies for the notebooks I'm making for my Etsy shop, but I thought it best not to do any cutting/punching/binding in my flu-induced stupor, so I haven't made the notebooks yet.

I worked on this series of spots a little bit:

and decided to revisit some of the SVS lessons I haven't looked at in a while. Sometimes I feel like I'm regressing, so I think it's a good idea to review and brush up by working through some of the workbook assignments that go with the lessons.

Not a terribly productive week, but I'm sure once the flu-fog clears, things will improve! See you next week!

Another week closer to death

Oh, alright, I did a little more than just get seven days older this week, but I'm feeling extra curmudgeonly today. Anyway, this week I didn't spend a ton of time on finished art, but I did work some more on this piece. Right now I hate the monster's feet, but I'll figure it out:

I did super rough sketches for the first couple spreads for one of my picture book dummies:

and I designed a monkey in shining armor for yet another picture book I've got in the works:

I also finished adding names to my mailing list so now I have to go back and try to figure out if there are any old ones that I need to get rid of. Also worked a bit on my postcard. Waffling on the logo/name/text right now, and of course agonizing over my choice of images:

There's some weirdness going on around the image on the back, but I'll fix that before printing.

There's some weirdness going on around the image on the back, but I'll fix that before printing.

And now I have to go help save a child whose day is ruined because she spilled almond milk on her taco. See you next week!