From One Tired Mom to Another
Oh, friends. I’m so excited to share one of the projects I’ve been busily working away on here! Here’s a little sneak peak:
And if that Mama in the sketch looks like she has bags under her eyes, well, you can imagine she was up half the night. And sometimes my bones ache with tired, and we have our share of crazy days around here (and even though I wrote about recovering from the crazy, there are days we don’t even come close). People, I know what it’s like to have your two year old lick a tile wall in a public restroom.
So when Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama, said she was collecting her favorite posts on mothering, wrapping them up into an e-book to plumb give away, I was pretty excited. Because her words are real and raw, and they give hope and permission to embrace the beauty without pretending to have it all together. And she tells me that good chocolate late at night is the secret to creativity. So, yeah, she’s pretty great.
I was so excited, actually, that I agreed to illustrate it, lure my super savvy web-designing husband into helping me design it. The whole process has been a blast: developing the concept, working to create a visual representation of so much passion and purpose (She looks a bit too twiggy, needs the kind of arms that can lug an infant car-seat…), and then the actual design process, the drawing a sketching and finalizing and digital coloring.
And today (today!) she’s releasing a free printable, an illustrated “Cheerleader for Tired Moms”, to introduce her e-book. So skip on over there to see how these sketches turned out and get your own personal cheerleader print. And that e-book rolls out just in time for Mother’s Day, but you can sign up for your today, righ here.
(Oh, and if you notice bags under my eyes today, please don’t tell me how tired I look. Just pass the chocolate!)