Having some thoughts about new projects always makes me excited and very much inspired. I think that's part of feeling inspired for me; continuing to dream and push myself to do new things.
I've been wanting to do a coloring book for some time...Niamh will sit for hours and color in my Simply Sassy girls (I print them out for her, since I have the line work saved and ready...plus, it is easier for her to color a bit larger than the rubber size...but she's the only one who gets the digital version...sorry, girls;)...Anyway, I thought about sending artwork samples to publishers that deal with activity and coloring books (and I still might), but I've been thinking about printing my own. The up side to that is obvious-- the design, layout, and theme will all be left up to me:). I'd like them to be kind of special...maybe even for older girls. I'm hoping for perforated pages as well, so the images can be framed nicely. Hopefully, sometime this spring I'll be able to start selling them. I am starting to get ideas together now...as well as some equipment I'll need (I want them to be spiral bound...it will be so much easier to color that way:).
I do have some new artwork I've been working on as well. I fell in love with these Holga cameras lately...I don't own one yet, but would love the chance to play around with one!...I thought a set of three "Holga" girls would be a cute addition to my shop. I finished one today, and I have another just waiting for a final draft. Still thinking of a third:) She is a little retro, little bit sexy, too:)
Here is what a Holga looks like...This one is especially cute with it's special colors!
And here is my new little girl, Freckles:) I don't like to do teeth a whole lot, only because they are difficult for me...But I thought I'd give it another go. She's a little on the goofy side, but makes me smile:)...
Tomorrow, I'm going thrift shopping with my cousin. There is a nice store I've never been to about an hour away, so if I find any goodies for a possible Project Re-style idea, I'll be sure to post some pics:)...Adios!