One of the fun parts of this job I'm working on is developing cute characters. This one I decided to call "Cookie" because she is the color of cookie dough and also because she is a doe. I know, ouch. She might just show up in some other projects at some point. It is mysterious how sometimes when I draw or paint a character, it springs to life, as if it already existed, and was just waiting around for me to put it down on paper. Fascinating actually. I still don't know how I do what I do. I imagine it's that way with everyone, whether you're drawing or painting or making softies. Fascinating.
Now for the crumbling part. I've decided it is obvious that I need to either do more with Inklings, or take it down and stop feeling guilty about it. I told Ro I was thinking about... I'm waffling on what word to use... sending it to that great server in the sky, and he said that made sense. After all, my blog is called Allsorts because I wanted a place to talk about all sorts of things in my life, which includes my illustration work. So maybe it was not the greatest idea to separate it out. I found myself almost tongue-tied, like it was a big deal all of a sudden and whatever I said was supposed to be Important. I am just not that sort of a person, I don't (can't) really take myself all that seriously. So I think I will have some sort of little ceremony and pull the plug. But I hate having to do that, I had such high hopes for the thing. Oh well...
Onward and upward!