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Happy Third Anniversary

Happy Anniversary!

I have learned so much over the last three years. As I look back on the work I’ve done so far, I can really see improvement. It’s been fun to try a lot of different things.

It’s a new year, and so it’s time for a change. The biggest change is that I’m planning on posting three days a week with a two-week rotation. I’m hoping this will give me more time to work on bigger projects.

There will be other changes as well, starting next week. I’m nervous, but looking forward to trying new things. Please let me know what you think!

Thank you for reading and joining me on my journey!

Summer

Gratitude

2018 has been a great year. Not that everything has gone well, but overall, I think I’m in a better place than I was at this time in 2017.  I’ve been very blessed and seen a lot of little miracles in my life.  I’m so very grateful.

I have continued to learn and grow and improve. It’s pretty exciting to see the progress I’ve made this year. I still have a lot of room for growth, and that’s exciting too.

My creative goals for 2018 were to publish something, make one YouTube video, and sell one artwork.

This is my index card of my creative goals for the year. Also a quote from Diane Ackerman: “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

I did get something published. One of my cartoons was published in the New Era in September. You can read all about it if you follow this link. I just had another cartoon published in the New Era in December, too! (And I will have one in the January New Era!! Wow!) I know that is a lot of links, but please check them out.

Here’s a look at the cartoons I just had published in the New Era!

My husband helped me make two YouTube videos. I am happy with how they turned out. It was fun to see my work progress at super-speed! You can watch both videos on my YouTube channel. (Yes, I actually have a YouTube channel!)

Have I sold any artwork solely based on its artistic merit? Not yet. But I’ve improved my skill, and that makes it more likely, I think. I’m still working on this one.

I am so grateful for the progress I’ve made. So many people have helped and encouraged me on my journey. To all of you, thank you. Thank you for reading my stories and laughing at my comics. Thank you for telling me that you like my work. Thank you for mentioning my website to others.

Sometimes, when it’s just me at my desk, trying to find my motivation, it’s nice to remember that I’m not alone. The internet isn’t like the empty wells in the cartoons where you shove something in and wait and wait and wait and wait and wait to hear it hit the bottom. There are people out there listening.

If you are reading this, thank you for being one of those people. Thank you for supporting me this year. I look forward to 2019 knowing that achieving my goals and dreams is possible. Best wishes to all of us in the new year!

From Quentin Blake‘s “ABC” Ff, reproduced by me on 6/11/18.

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Happy Second Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

I have been posting stories for two years now. I have learned a lot over the past two years. It’s been pretty brilliant. I have so much more I want to learn.

So, I’ll be changing things up again next week. I have some new things to try. I hope it goes well. Please tell me what you think!

Thank you for reading and joining me on my journey.

Summer

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Here’s a bonus comic to celebrate!

– Now remember, kids. You don’t have to be the best or the fastest to win the race. You just have to be the one who doesn’t quit.

A Small Celebration for Seeing My Work in Print

I’m super excited that the New Era magazine published one of my cartoons.  And so, I’m posting about it to celebrate.  Hooray!  I grew up reading this magazine cover to cover and so it’s pretty exciting to see my name inside next to something I drew.  I think the younger me would have been impressed.

Here’s a link to the magazine online:

https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/magazines/new-era/2018/09/14969_000_pg26-27.pdf

 

In other news, I was a guest comic for Comic Diaries yesterday.  Here’s a link to that post, too:

http://comicdiaries.com/post/178621344745/guest-comic-summer-bird

Happy Anniversary

It’s been a year since I started posting stories. I have learned a lot. It’s been fun. I have a lot more to learn.

 

So, I think I’ll try some new things. It’ll be good to stretch a bit. Starting next week, stay tuned for more stories and other things too.

 

As a bonus anniversary gift, here’s one of my favorite jokes of all time:

 

What’s big and white and can’t climb trees?

 

A refrigerator.

 

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Summer Bird

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