Every week I panic and think I won’t be able to come up with an illustration for the 52 week Illustration Challenge – it really does make me feel nervous. I almost feel like giving up but I don’t because the joy I feel when I do manage to create a new piece of artwork is wonderful.
Week 2: Italy
Pencil, copic marker, coloured pencils, Artline pen.
I was so stuck with this theme and then I realised that the book I am reading is based in Italy. Masquerade is written by my writing buddy Kylie Fornasier, and I am thoroughly enjoying all the drama and intrigue that went with the Carnevale.
This year to keep me inspired and creative I am taking part in the following:
This challenge has just finished and I managed to revise 5 manuscripts in four of the seven days allocated to this wonderful challenge.
This challenge is currently in Week 2, but you can join in at any time.
This competition opened recently and closes on the 30th April. last year I came first in the Aspiring Unpublished category for preschool. Such a boost to my confidence! You can read about it here: CYA Conference 2014.
Other challenges and opportunities may arise as the year goes on and I will attempt to participate or submit work to as many as I feel I am ready for. I can’t wait! 🙂