This is probably a good time to share a little exert from one of the books I am reading right now, titled 'Enough' by John C. Bogle, the Founder of Vanguard. He refers to a nineteenth-century German philosopher, Goethe and an amplification from Scottish Author WH Murray.
Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
In a nutshell - bold commitment. When you commit to something it's amazing how the Universe unfolds for you - I'm a firm believer in this. At the start of each year I lay out a vision board, outlining my
goals for the year, and I'll be doing it again next year. It works. This year, creatively, has been one of my best yet... despite
the rejections! One new book released ('Bev and Kev'), another complete
and currently in production ('Let the Singing Begin') and both are new
styles where I was able to experiment and challenge myself artistically
(not to mention Haighs). I'm working so much more with mixed media at
the moment with numerous other creative projects in my sights.
Above and below are two illustrations from one of my earlier books. I
thought I'd share these to add the obvious Christmas flavour. 'The Bush
Santa' sold out weeks after it was released in 2016 but it is readily
available in Libraries. Something I'd like to do next year is paint more
cockatoos like this, they were so much fun. Another of my projects
lined up for next year, is to research and co-author a paper about
koalas in picture books. This will stretch me from an academic
perspective, but if we don't look to stretch ourselves, we don't grow...
and well things get a bit boring. I can honestly say I am never bored!