Chapter three is here! "The Girl in the Shop Window" was written by Kate Myers, and what an lovely chapter it is. I had such a good time with this chapter I actually ended up drawing all the pages for it twice. I had finished all the pages and it just didn't feel right. This, accompanying recent thoughts and ponderings about style and trying new things I went ahead and tried something different. After you read this chapter I will discuss a little more of the process, but until then, happy reading!
I so enjoyed working with this story, especially with placement of all the text. I loved the surprises at the end and honestly, it just reminds me how much I want a kitty of my own.
I also have to say I really got hooked on the idea of the father being an artist and the mother being seamstress/fashion designer and imagining what a bright and vibrant home and shop they would have. I liked the idea of the dad painting on fabric and the mom turning them into gorgeous clothing and furniture. In the paintings I did that I ended up not using, I put in this big bookshelf filled with bolts of hand painted fabric and materials.
As I said before I did paint this story twice. I had just been thinking a lot about style and trying different things and I'm so glad I did. Summer Story Telling is the perfect avenue to try something different and see it in full form instead of just your sketchbook.
All in all it was such a lovely experience and I can't wait for chapter 4! I hope you are excited too!