Thursday, July 7, 2011

My creative space: Doodles and friends

My creative space is full of sketches of a new project this week. My friend Michael who wrote the sweet and thoughtful story for this little book and I are trying to narrow down the pictures to a version that feels right for both of us. That means a lot of trial and error, sidepaths, two steps forward and one step back.



I am excited to experience a new kind of co-work and to see the story evolving from day to day.

Oh by the way: Felix and me found a bee that he liked and I made different versions of it for him to use on their web page. We'll see if they are useful. ;o)

What's up in your creative space? And what's harder for you: Starting a project or finishing it?
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10 Comments:

Cindy said...

It's wonderful that you're collaborating with a friend. I hope the book turns out well! I really do like those bees lol! :)

and it's harder for me to finish a project than start it. I can get a lot done with I initially do it but then life catches up with me and things get put aside!

Leah said...

Are you going to show us the lucky bee that got chosen for the website?

Elisa said...

same like Cindy, finishing is harder.

I have at least 2 dozen crafty projects lying here waiting to be finished. Sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, braidmaking, cardmaking, prefelted leaves needing to be wet felted, fabrics I want to cut some things out, a sewing pattern for Rebecca waiting to be traced and so on... oh boy!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Yaga..writing is an interesting process isn't it..it is not so much what you leave in sometimes as what you leave out! By the way there is something about your style of drawing that appeals to me a lot..loving your self portrait from yesterday..though that looks like me at the moment..hehe! I'm up early 'cos I have the leftovers of a cold and am all snuffly when lying down. I am your follower now...or should I say fellow traveller?

Alicia said...

Wow!! Writing and illustrating a book!! How exciting : ) I had a go at writing a few kids books a few years back...nothing ever really happened with them. Hope you have a lovely day.
Alicia xx

lamina @ do a bit said...

Your doodle look lovely.. how exciting to have a great project to do :)

Well Dressed Cupcakes said...

oh I have a hard time finishing as I keep thinking of new ideas and jumping to a million other projects. Then crunch time comes and I focus!

Jill said...

Thank so much for stopping by Sweet Diva...now following your creative blog!! Starting is often most difficult for me!! ;)

yaga said...

hey guys, thanks for the nice comments. I'll snap a picture of the bees that are on the final page, of course!
i'm a bit torn about starting or finishing... i'm very quick in starting projects in my head... putting the ideas into action is another thing. but finishing something can also be reeeally scary. I think it depends on the groove of the project.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh my goodness that little grass hopper is too cute! Good luck with the book :) Can't wait to see some finished drawings :)

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