Friday, March 8, 2024

Books and then some...

The Adventures of GESSO SQUAD Book series now has four books. It took about a year to finish this one. Took longer than usual because there were new characters to draw and backgrounds to paint. While I was illustrating the a chapter in book four ( this was in December 2023 ) my cat, Stella died. There were some cat images in this book, making it a challenge to illustrate because I would get sad thinking about her. 

I was also dealing with chronic pain issues from my injuries and unruly medical device. 

There were times when I didn't want to draw and didn't have the bandwidth to concentrate.

When I feel like this, I try and give myself one hour to work on whatever project I am doing at the time. This usually works most of the time because after the hour is over, I either stop or keep drawing. 

I self publish my books, which means I am a starving artist. I am not famous, I use website templates and I have a large body of work. 

I do work with non profit organizations and volunteer when I am able to.

Even though it takes a long time to create this books, when they are finished it makes me happy...