This little book started as a project to doodle more, but then I couldn't get away from how much I like to have photos in these books, and just like that I realized I couldn't get away from my beloved words, either, so in the end, in its small pages, this book holds eleven stories told in three ways each. Some of these parts are made colorful by watercolor paint brush as carefully as possible in within thin black lines, some of the the color comes from the angle of the camera capture one small moment with one bigger story, and at least a little both of the color comes from language, and the small pieces of journaling captured on the back of the bright tags.
What I found, as I painted the last pages and clipped them in last night, is that I love all forms of these stories, and all forms of the telling, and even though there were moments when it all felt like too much fuss for a spread about having toast and jam for dinner, I realized that this is my life, this toast and jam.
And so, in its entirety, Live Colorfully:
If you like the colorful tags (a favorite of mine in almost all I make, you can get them here: Studio Calico.
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