With embarking on yet another mammoth project, this time with Kenilworth Books and multiple schools in Kenilworth, again come the sleepless nights, the constant ideas floating around in my head and the excitement of pulling together another huge masterpiece.
I don’t think anyone fully understands the incredible amount of work involved in these creations, from the initial concept, scanning the hundreds of pieces of artwork, and the designing, editing and creating the masterpiece itself. It takes many hours, but again and again, the results are stunning (even if I do say so myself).
The work is described as ‘incredible’, ‘inspirational’ and ‘what an amazing opportunity for the children.’ and these things help drive my motivation.
But, there a few little things above all that keeps my passion for this going and during my author event this week at Kenilworth Books these are a couple of examples;
- It’s when a 12 year old girl hands me a piece of her artwork that she wants included into the Kenilworth Book project. She explains that her passion is to be an illustrator.
- Its when a mother comes in with her two young sons who are so incredibly excited that they have done multiple pieces of art and have been late for school most days last week because they were working on the pictures (my apologies to the school).
I’m continuously amazed by the enthusiasm and excitement that all children have when they realise that they could be part of a very special project; the creation of a real book.