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Behind the Scenes Book Scoop

Behind the Scenes Book Scoop…

Have you been wondering about my book? Did you think I gave up? Were you devastated about it? Well, fear not! Here is the scoop and it’s oh so exciting!

Cover Art

My publisher asked me the other day if I was a painter and I said no, but showed him my Oh BaBee! Originals portfolio and he was drawn to one of my pieces, my favorite piece as a matter of fact. He suggested that I create and photograph a new piece for the cover of my book. Interesting…never even thought of that! I’ll do it.

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Promo Video

We are in the very beginning stages of a promotional video using the lovely Amy Dix with High Rise Promotions as a consultant. She is a firecracker and knows all there is to know about promoting anything and everything. She’s also just so darn fun to be around!

Launch Party

Discussions are in the works for a launch party in a beautiful, relaxing, intimate location with special guests from a local, up and coming group of young artists and entrepreneurs! Did you notice the discretion? Yes! Don’t want to give too much away. We must keep you guessing.

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Title

Ugh. The title. The most important part of the book. I’ve had a working title since October and have never really liked it. It’s time to get serious about this. Maybe, just maybe, the art work created for the cover will lead me to a title. Or the other way around. Or not. Ugh.

 

No matter what, my release date is 11/1/16. Follow me on this exciting journey for the next four months. It should be a good one. And thank you for being interested. That’s good too.

 

WPC

WPC: Just Monkeying Around

Daily Post WPC: Life Imitates Art

This photo popped into my head immediately for this WPC. At first, she wanted to have nothing to do with this huge photo, but eventually she realized it wouldn’t jump out and grab her. I love how she attempts to stretch her limbs as long as the gorilla. She’s grown so much just since then. I bet she’s getting close now!  We were at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with one of her best friends, Max.

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Sunday Sweetness

Sunday Sweetness…

My daughter presented me with these two gorgeous works of art last week. Daddy took her to Doing Dishes Pottery Studio. It looks like she had a lot of fun! I love my presents. I love my daughter.

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Perspective on Perfection

I am reminded almost daily of my desire to be an open minded mommy when it comes to my daughter’s artistic choices. There are a few things I have to keep in mind so I am actually helpful with her creation, as opposed to showing her how I would do it. Just the other day was no exception.

We were “renovating” her fairy house, made originally at a birthday party, with frosting, marshmallows, gumdrops, pretzels, and graham crackers. Thank goodness I was successful in explaining that the food needed to go, but the house could be redecorated. The shell was made from an inverted plastic tub attached to a piece of wrapped cardboard, with a little cut out for the door. So cute!

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So, after enjoying a few stale gumdrops for the next day or two, I carefully cleaned the shell and we began our renovation. I thought we could use play dough, but it didn’t stick to the plastic. We kept it simple. Stickers. You can never go wrong with stickers. But here are a few reminders that came into play.

1.) Remember that this is 100% her deal. No matter what, this house is going to look exactly how she wants it. And it will be perfect.

Fairy House Reno

2.) She might just quit most of the way through and make you think it needs more. She has the attention span of a gnat. There might be empty spots that you are just dying to fill in. Nope. Don’t do it. It’s perfect.

Fairy House Reno

3.) It’s a toddler’s prerogative to change her mind. Even though she wanted to make a cute little fairy to put inside, “her mommy eating a donut” was the final artistic choice. Perfect.

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Our renovated fairy house is proudly displayed in the living room, already losing some of its stickers. Even so, it still maintains its importance. It’s just perfect.

There are some really fun fairy house DIY ideas on Pinterest. Check them out, try them out, and remember, no matter what, it will be perfect.