My fifth coloring book, published this year, is Faith And Dreams: Weekly Inspiration And Scripture. Built on the foundations of my previous book Fanciful Garden: A Weekly Journal And Coloring Book, Faith And Dreams almost designed itself. I had created all the drawings for Fanciful Garden with journal writing and diary entries in mind. It was a new experience leaving blank space on my drawings and when I was done Continue reading
…but that’s okay!
I have been working on a new super secret project since January 3rd and I cannot believe today is the last day of the month already. I am so engrossed in the art that some mornings I wake as early as 2 a.m. because I want to get back at it and simply cannot sleep when so much is at stake.
A few days ago it was suddenly 1:00 in the afternoon – I stretched and rubbed my eyes. Why in the world am I so tired for Pete’s sake? I counted on my fingers… well, yeah, I had just worked for eleven hours straight, totally forgetting about breakfast or lunch [it happens a lot] so no wonder I was tuckered out. I gave myself a break to watch a movie while munching on some peanuts before getting back to it.
And the callous on my middle finger is bigger than it’s ever been! If I could wrap it somehow and still hold a pencil and pen with a firm grip, I would. But trying to pad the area doesn’t work so I ignore the pain and power through. I will rest it when I am done.
So yes, following your dreams can exhaust you, but how damn happy are you while you are doing it? Full of joy and purpose and hope, right? Wouldn’t trade it for the world?
Me either. Keep dreaming, keep believing and don’t give up.