I'll be heading up to the Green Leaves SCBWI retreat tomorrow, and though I have a couple stories in progress, I really don't feel they are ready for an official critique--I'm going for a portfolio critique, and I'll continue to work on my stories until I have them in a good place.
Speaking of getting them in a good place, I do think it's time to start figuring out how the story will flow and get some thumbnails, particularly for my wordless story. I searched online for a nice dummy book layout to print, but didn't see one to my liking. Either they were colored (why??? I just need some squares) or they didn't have space to write notes, which I wanted. So like any self respecting graphics-savvy person, I just made it myself. And I thought I'd make these available to anyone else who might be looking for the same things I was in a dummy layout.
Feel free to print and use these as you need. If you like them feel free to share, but I would appreciate if you kept my information on them intact. Happy sketching!
A little over a year ago, I started keeping this blog. I hoped to blog every week--I did end up blogging nearly that often, yay me. :-)
In the beginning, I blogged about anything I wanted here. Within a few months, however, it became clear to me that I wanted to have more of a focus for this blog, and in the latter half of the year my posts focused more and more on my art, illustration, and craft work and less on my other projects. I feel this focus was a good thing, but on the other hand, I missed blogging about those other things as well--my baking, reading, and other life adventures. As I've been learning more about sourdough and creating my own recipes, I've wanted to share those things but felt that this wasn't the place.
My solution? Simply to categorize--I'll put another blog page as a sub-category to this blog where I can put all the non-illustration related things I want. This main blog will still be my focus, but when I REALLY REALLY want to create a post about something that just doesn't belong here, I'll have a place to put it. That way, I'll get to get whatever-it-is out of my system, but won't clutter up this blog with off-topic ramblings.
I'm not going to delete any of the old posts, they can still be found in the archives of this blog.
My most recent adventures have been in yogurt making--which, after sourdough, is pretty simple. Later, who knows--I may write about being a work-at-home mom, cloth diapering (current plan is to go for it--wish us luck) and probably post all the recipes I've invented. It'll be fun :-).
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