I thought you might be interested in a touch of behind-the-scenes for Giving Voice. It has been such a marriage of ancient and digital processes! If, when I began the illuminated manuscript in 2013, I’d had any idea how much time I’d spend grinding mokume gane, how much software I’d have to learn, or how many sleepless nights I’d spend worrying that Apple Books wouldn’t work with the animations, or that my indie publishing company would try 4, (yes 4!) different book printers before one got it right (I love you BookMobile!), I’m not sure I would have had the tenacity to see this baby through its elephantine gestation.
But I did. One could say, when it comes to mammoth projects, I tend to persist. I’m a” hell or high water” kind of person. My husband frequently reminds me that, together, we’ve never failed. True. Humbling, daunting. But true.