So after that previous post containing some unfortunate news about not getting the Penland scholarship, now it’s time for a FUN POST filled with exciting news! Remember how one of my 2018 goals was to write, illustrate, and publish a children’s book? Well, that goal has officially been accomplished! After getting my test print, I ordered 150 books that were delivered to my door this week! Meggoline is officially in print! (There’s a lot of exclamations points in this post so far, I know. But I’m just SO EXCITED!) I unloaded the boxes into this massive stack in my studio and have spent the last couple days signing them, addressing envelopes, packaging them up, and making trips to the post office! Thankfully the postal workers have been much kinder about having to process all of these packages than I had thought they would be. Let’s hope that continues because book orders keep rolling in!! I am so, so grateful to everyone who has supported me on this journey so far! Whether through backing my Kickstarter, leaving kind comments on my Instagram updates, liking my Meggoline Facebook page, or ordering the book itself, it has all been very encouraging and uplifting.
So what’s next for me?
Right now I still have a couple dolls I need to finish for the Kickstarter rewards. (I have loved sewing them, but MAN they are taking longer than I had anticipated!) Then I have a couple collabs I hope to work on with some lovely folks on Instagram. PLUS, I am getting my Etsy shop prepped for a re-launch on May 1, 2018 (mark your calendars)! And meanwhile, don’t you worry, I am definitely still brainstorming ideas for my next book!
Scroll down some photos of the printed book and stay tuned for more fun things to come!