Jan 3, 2017

Twenty Seventeen


Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were splendid.

I've been mulling over the new year, making plans and resolutions, albeit slowly and with a heavy dose of realism. Professionally, I'd like to:

* Continue to explore embroidery and surface design.

* Make some sort of a zine (or if I'm really ambitious, a book) that would consist of sketchbook faces and accompanying stories.

* Get back to making comics, however sporadically that happens.

Aside from that, I'm working on final art for a 2018 picture book right now, then will shift gears to a project that I can't wait to share more about. And in the fall, Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd comes out!

Personally?

* I want to make more of my clothes, mostly because as a grown woman it's impossible to find a shirt covered in cephalopods. But also for reasons of sustainability, I'd like to knit and sew more of my wardrobe, even if it's only a handful of items.

* Reading is on my list of resolutions, but I'm not setting a number of books this year. The Brothers Karamazov and Little Dorrit have been sitting on the shelf forever. Owing to their size, I'm planning to read a couple hefty books this year, rather than a lot of shorter volumes.

And beyond all that, I think I'll just stay the course. I'm sure there'll be trips to see family, vintage shenanigans and hopefully some more camping once the weather accomodates.

And you?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abigail,
I love your art and your sketchbook faces are my favorite. I think it's a brilliant idea to make a book with them accompanied by stories! I hope you accomplish it!


Rebekah

Abigail said...

Thank you!