Happy Saturday everyone! Today we had sunshine, and snow and hail, all at the same time and without a cloud in the sky lol
So normally this would be my 10 day catch up post for the #100DayProject, but I am a bit behind for various reasons plus Easter holidays and trying to squeeze more things into the same amount of time lol. So I thought instead I would share a few WIP (work in progress) photos of the current batch. If you have been following along on Instagram, I have been attempting to post them every day but of course that only works if you work ahead or keep up to date. You can find a detailed post for my Day 1 project where I went into the ins and outs of what I was doing, and here is a look at the first ten days and days 11-20 and days 21-30 ,days 31-40, days 41-50, and days 51-60.
Today is officially Day 70/100 but like I said, I’m behind, although after tomorrow I will be caught all the way back up again because today I spent some glorious hours working on this current batch. Here are some in progress photos from this batch, which just happen to be one of my favourites.
OK, first of all, I try to work on a few of these tiny ATC sized covers at the same time and because I’m trying to catch up, I am working on ten at the same time. I have already pulled the books I want to feature from the shelves, selected the quotes I want to write on them, and all that remains is to do the actual work and paint the covers.
They usually start with a sketch first, then pen details for this one…
Then add the background…
Since I’m working on more than one at a time, I can put one aside to dry while I work on another – multitasking and time saving!
After painting the rest of the background, and the golden ticket! It was time to add the quote…
Here’s a closer look at the finished ATC sized book cover (2.5 x 3.5 inches). I really love how this one turned out, it’s so colourful!
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#The100dayproject – Day 61-70 WIP photos
So why ATCs and why these books? Well in order to make it easier on myself and therefore make it more likely that I could do all 100 days, I thought ATCs would be perfect. Then I thought of book quotes, handwriting them, perfect way to practice my lettering and also indulge my love of books. So what books? The first 25 books are all books with elements of magic in them (fantasy, supernatural, urban fantasy, vampires, witches, werewolves etc) and then I changed to modern fiction and will do 25 of those or more. As with the first 25 books, all books must be taken from my shelves and be actual physical books, no ebooks, no audiobooks!
So tell me, what books have you read and what’s your favourite cover, if any? Let me know in the comments and as always, thanks for reading!
Blog Along with Effy – Day 10
Links to all the days of the April blog along
April 1st – Day 1 – You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing
April 2nd – Day 2 – Cat hammocks and sneak peeks
April 3rd – Day 3 – Favourite Children’s Books
April 4th – Day 4 – Green Crochet Socks Story
April 5th – Day 5 – A Short Family History of Scones
April 6th – Day 6 – Happy Tartan Day
April 7th – Day 7 The Unbearable Lightness of Old Wallpaper
April 8th – Day 8 Off with their heads my Queen
April 9th – Day 9 – Andy Warhol Cat
This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog along – 30 posts in 30 days and hope I can think if enough things to say. every. day. I’ll do my best to keep up. The idea is to blog every day (obvs) but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going. There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment. During April you can find all the Blog Along posts linked on my home page for convenience. If you leave a comment, I’ll be sure to return the favour!
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