I'm still here and I'm still scheming! No baby yet, alas! he will soundly be a January baby. Maybe an Epiphany baby? That sounds nice, doesnt it? I keep telling him it does :)
I am antsy for a project now (I know, I know, I'm about to embark on a huge project, but til then....) and I've got some big ideas for 2014. Namely, I'm REALLY going to start delving into my book illustration project that I've been stewing over for months now. The story is written, and I've been working on revising it. Also bought a new notebook to work out illustration ideas and so far, its been fun!
I've realized that (simply enough) it you don't just start, nothing will happen. Funny how easy that is, right? But I really believe in this little story I've written, and I think you'll like it. And there will be some fun wintery scenes to illustrate. I cant wait to get going on the real paintings!
This time of year seems perfect for all these new endeavors--- a new year is a chance for a fresh start and new expectations. I'm looking forward to all these new changes. I feel like I've been pregnant for forever, but I know babyhood will go so fast. With a first baby you're just trying to do the best you can and hope you get through it. People tell you it goes fast, but there's a nervousness to the whole process. Are you doing it right? How did anyone trust you to take this tiny creature home? How do you make it through those rough early days, is there even an end in sight?
With this second baby, you know that yes--- there are rough patches but you get through them. But there are so many little blessed moments and I'm going to really watch and take these moments in. Chances are, I wont break him and he'll eventually sleep through the night. Those soft baby rolls melt into kid legs so fast, and I'm going to enjoy mama-baby snuggles as long as I can. And also take advantage of the fact that he cant protest yet about all the hats I've made for him.
So--- here we go. Let's charge ahead into 2014, shall we? I cant wait for you to come along too. And I wish you such a wonderful new year. No matter if you had a rough 2013 or a rough start to this season of change--- I hope that this is a year of unexpected and beautiful things for you. You never know where a year will take you! So here we go--- let's begin!~