I am lucky in that the sheltering in place brought by the Global Pandemic is pretty much like my Real life. I’m lucky to have visual art and literature to keep me company…also with the threat of personal and/or global annihilation ever-present…and thrust into our attention daily…I tend toward Life Review and enjoying each moment as much as I can.
When 2020 started, I optimistically hoped for greater vision around the world…instead, and maybe it is greater vision…we see how Globally Everything in our lives, including the air we breathe, is connected. At my best, I see this year as an opportunity to fix what has needed fixing…for the benefit of all beings and the planet. Hoping!
Technically, to the Brooklyn Art Library Museum. I did the book in such a hurry between other projects, I didn’t have time to hold and enjoy her…There’s something about interacting with an actual book! Maybe when I have more pages, and now that I’m starting to learn how to do the work, I can put a GG book on Amazon. I’m determined to keep making books and really learn my hard-won skills.
I hadn’t realized that my youngest brother, David, uses InDesign (my book-creating program) in his Graphic Design Business. He pointed me toward an online Peachpit video about using Articles in InDesign before he left on his men’s quilting retreat, and with lots of struggle, I was finally able to put up a MUCH BETTER electronic version of Hot Flash and Beyond and Also create a workable Print on Demand version of Doll Making as a Transformative Process on my author page on Amazon.
Now I MUST make More Books before I forget how to do it…an e-book version of Ancestor Making, then Fabric Books…and maybe a whole book of Graphic Grannies.
I did my first Sketchbook for the Brooklyn Sketchbook Project as a story of my life in words and pictures. I didn’t leave myself much time for this one since I was finishing (finally) my book Hot Flash and Beyond in order to get in onto Amazon Print on Demand.
As it turned out, I had enough Graphic Grannie Drawings to fill a whole sketchbook. Here are some of the new ones.
I work on using encouraging words to counteract some of the angry ones in the world today. The messages that Graphic Grannie brings are to me as much as to anyone else. I turned 72 this month and I’m always thinking and writing about how to use the rest of my life.
I am far from perfect in posting…but I’m OK with that, and I hope you will be, too. Ongoing: photo/drawing/collage/words.
Will the woman who publishes her own books and liked Graphic Grannie and lives in New Zealand or Tasmania please get back in touch? I lost your blog address. Thank you.
I’m going to do a whole Sketchbook Project using my Graphic Grannie cartoons, now that the Hot Flash and Beyond book is almost done…as soon as I re-remember how to do the cover and get onto Amazon/Kindle to publish.
I also need to figure out how to re-name this site to make more sense. I need a wise and kind computer guru.
When I was taking Computer Graphic classes at Peninsula College I used my graphic alter-ego to illustrate class assignments. Now, 9/18, I’ve brought her back to demonstrate principles of successful aging…keeping in mind that aging begins at conception.
I still have a goal of learning to use some animation…beyond the dancing figure I made in class…maybe a combo drawn/photographed/collaged/written ebook…Stay Tuned! I did do my book for the Brooklyn Art Library https://www.sketchbookproject.com/ with a similar mixed media technique.
The actual Sketchbook project book…if I re-find my link to the whole book, which was scanned in Brooklyn, I’ll re-post it here. I did post it on my other blog: https://www.pamelabythesea.wordpress.com
I just attended a webinar from Graphic Artists’ Guild on cartooning, lugged 3 heavy books of graphic novels up the hill from the library in my backpack, and want to turn the treasury of family photos I’ve inherited into stories. Check out my kindle and print on demand books on Amazon as well…I’ll be Back!