We had a cold front come through this week that made me a little miserable. Warm weather lover that I am, it felt weird to be in April and still be shivering. Today’s warming up quite nicely, though, the leaves are growing, and I’m loving all the green that’s popping up in the neighborhood.
I’ve also been thinking heavily about what comes next for me. I’ve got some ideas, but somewhere along the line, I lost a bit of nerve to try them out. I feel nervous and unsure, and it’s wildly uncomfortable. Being self-employed means there’s a certain amount of uncertainty you have to live with; this new fear is something over and beyond that, and I’m struggling a bit over here.
The least frightening idea is to do a self-published, printed color theory book. My thinking is that it’d be an artist’s resource, and having it printed means you can flip through when you need it, versus scrolling down on your computer. It’d also be nice to beef up the color swatches and scales in a way that I didn’t (or couldn’t) do in my color theory posts, and expand on the ideas a little more. Having it printed also comes with the benefit of being able to compare what you’re working on to the swatches, since monitor calibrations vary so much.
That’s just the gist, but what do you think? Good idea or crazy one?