How many of you have felt both excitement and anxiety when starting a new project? Many, I predict.
I believe those feelings are really two sides of the same coin. In fact, the degree of excitement I feel is in direct correlation with the amount of anxiety I also experience. It is the irony of caring about the work I do.
So I am nervously happy, or perhaps ecstatically terrified, to tell you that I am starting the illustrations for a new picture book.
I will give you more details in the future, but for now I will only tell you that the story is by Julie Paschkis and it is titled Where Lily Isn’t.
Here are a few early studies I have done for one of the main characters.
Now I would like to hear whether I am correct that many of you feel the same combination of emotions when starting a new creative endeavor. Do you bite your nails, or do you confidently proceed without a tentative thought? Or are you somewhere in between . . . ?