Oh Happy Day
Yesterday I found my long lost art folder with a years worth of art work for a children’s book project I am working on called ‘ There’s An Alphabet On Your head ‘ which is a Dr Zeuss inspired rhyming romp of an alphabet book
In 2019 I worked on the illustrations for the book creating 5 painted pictures which each took a month to complete and created the layout for the entire book creating sketches for every page …. I put everything into a black art folder
Later that year I went travelling and packed up my house and put everything into storage .The black art folder containing this artwork was precious it was the last thing I packed and I watched it with an eagle eye as stuff was loaded into the storage unit
Then mysteriously it disappeared I bloody searched that unit high and low pulled out everything. looking inside all the suitcases and checked with Simon who had helped me rearrange the unit who remembered seeing the folder and my commenting to him about it which gave me hope it was still there somewhere…….but where ? Clearly I had hidden it well
I felt like it had been spirited away by mischievous daebucks .
Anyway fast forwards to now almost a year later I was rummaging around at my storage unit yesterday looking for my giant computer screen which I couldn’t see anywhere
I have been reading a book by Sonia Choquette called ‘Ask Your Guides’ who recommends we ask our angel guides or runners as she calls them for help with little things like finding stuff so I thought I’d give it a go and duly sent up a prayer for help to find the screen .
Well only a few moments after asking for help I began pulling out suitcases and what did I spy but the white styrofoam protective outer cover of the screen winking at me from a dark corner happily I hauled it out .Then the next question became how would I get it home ?
Well the angels must have known about my angst and despair over losing the black art folder and decided to kill two birds with one stone . I decided I would need to use one of the suitcases to put the computer screen in and out of the 10 or so to choose from chose a silver one .
I opened it and found it was full of art materials and as I began unloading it suddenly to my surprise found my precious black art folder sitting at the bottom of the suitcase .I had checked this suitcase before but couldnt see the folder with all the paints and stuff piled on top
OH HAPPY DAY feel like a part of my soul has been restored . There is another upside to this tale too in that when I couldn’t find this folder I had to put this project aside and so started work on painting the pics for another of my books called ‘When Katie Was Born ‘ which is now well underway and will be much quicker to finish than the other book which has many more illustrations and a lot more design work to do .. so now two illustration projects well underway So a big thankyou to my angel guides and everything in Gods good timing hey ?