This week I have a secret …

Well, maybe not a big secret. I have been talking about it for a while now, but I am writing a book!

Over the years, artists have told me that I needed to do it since they have taken my workshops and then said that I have warped their brains with how I handle the pastel medium. So, it is now officially off the ground! Nope – you can’t run out and get it yet, I am still scouring my many years of articles, blog posts, mentorship lessons and critiques. Then there will be the many-worded dissections on how I build one of my paintings and, of course, my number one lesson – the LAW of Light! Then the reason for the title – “The POWER of Pastel” which will cover my philosophy about how to control the powers of this medium and then appreciation of powerful images by many artists created in dust.

I am now working with an editor/writer to keep me on track for this upcoming year. Nothing like having someone hold your feet to the fire (as my mom would say) every month to make sure I do my homework on such a large project.

But a few days ago I did an indulgent thing- I roughly designed the book cover! (smiley face, smiley face!!!)  It was so exciting to think that this will become a tangible thing one day, so at the risk of jinxing myself, here is how I think it will look …

So every once in a while I will let you know how it is going. Writing doesn’t come easy for me, although I do enjoy writing these posts. And anyone out there that has taken on a project this size, let me know your story! I would love to learn from you too.

Till next week! – Christine

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