Sunday, September 6, 2009

~ The journey is the reward. ~

I haven't done a good job keeping up with posting and of course with the same excuse of being too busy with work. I had a deadline to meet this past month and a lot of work on my plate. At times I felt that I wouldn't be able to finish it all. Mostly it was a lot of work because I had not managed my time wisely. After finishing all the paintings, I was happy with the feeling that no matter how tough it was to get through..I would gladly do it all over again. :)
There is a Chinese proverb saying that, "The journey is the reward." I found myself realizing that only at the end of the project. I guess while I was doing the work I completely allowed the feeling of stress and worry overwhelm me. Don't get me wrong, the feeling of accomplishment in the end feels pretty good too, but only for a little, and then I start picking apart the work and wishing I had done a better job.
I have now sent out all my work with some suggestions of layouts so I hope that all is well and the book will be out by Spring of 2010. Still a while to wait, but I'm looking forward to having a published book and hopefully more work to come. Here are a couple paintings from the book as well as the cover.


  1. These are so great Olga! You're always too hard on yourself...stop that. haha Looks amazing I can't wait to get a copy! Any tips and advice for illustrating my first book too, PLEASE feel free!! :D

    Love ya! Nicki