This time, it hasn’t been six months between Sailor posts. That feels like a win. I don’t know how big of a win, but it still feels like a win. What also feels like a win is that I’m feeling pretty good about these pages. There still aren’t any words, but I’m still just focusing on arranging photos, getting something sorted out on the page, one step at a time.
So ages and ages and ages ago, back in January, I showed a mock up cover for Sailor. It’s been slow going since then, but I’ve finally gotten around to getting something put together. This isn’t everything that I’ve got so far, but it gives a bit of an idea as to what I’ve been up to the last few weeks. The idea is to have pages planned out before I insert any writing, just to keep myself from getting too overwhelmed. I’m also not 100% sure how I feel about the circles going straight to the edges of the page vs. having a continuous border throughout the entire piece. That’s something I can always go back and edit and am trying very, very, very hard not to let myself get distracted by things like that and just. keep. moving. Continue reading
This has been sitting on my desktop for months. Just this. That’s as far as I’ve gotten. A name, a tagline, a somewhat edited cover that I’m actually quite fond of and that went through more revisions that you would probably believe. A million mistakes went into this (the biggest one being: I didn’t save various edits as separate .psd docs and had to completely redo it. More than once. I feel there’s a lesson to be learned about the fact that I have a hard time learning the first time, but I digress.) and I am ridiculously proud of it, but also: I haven’t continued. Partly because I don’t know exactly what I want from/for it and that stresses me out a little bit, but also because I don’t know if I can do this (whatever this turns out to be).