Sometime in the past couple of years, while waiting to move to our homestead, while most of my things were (are) in boxes (:::sigh:::), I began using the iPad and its pen for artsy things. I don’t gravitate to digital art, but it’s all I had (everything else in a box), so out of boredom and creative need, I made things, but not anything that I intended to Put Out There.
You know how things go – one thing happens, then another…
I first put a photo near me and drew a Great Blue Heron that I’d seen on the Coast of Alabama. Here’s the sweet boy…(or maybe girl, idk).
Then (I know it’s rather cheating), I traced over a photo of a fern. That led to multiplying the tracing, which led to learning how – and making – a pattern of it (below), which led to using it as a screensaver on my phone, which led to using it as a cover for a notebook of lines and one of dotted ‘lines.’
So, thanks to boredom, creative need, the Heron (I think of him as “Hank”), and the fern, and all that has been learned in the time since, I made a little “publishing company” (I think of it in large terms, because it’s a giant leap for me) which I call Scripted Earth. Here’s the logo I created:
It’s so much fun that I’ve created a whole bunch of things! Little lined 6×9 notebooks, a multiplication workbook, 8-1/2×11 dotted line notebooks (my favorite), and 8-1/2×11 planners: one for homeschooling and one for home.
I haven’t created the website for Scripted Earth yet, and I don’t have dozens of books completed yet, so this is what they call a soft launch, I think. I don’t know anything about marketing. I just thought I’d tell you because I want to tell someone.
I hope you’re doing something creative, too! It’s such a pleasant way to improve our world.