The Jungle Book or anything by Kipling. I had never actually read the "real" Jungle Books, so seized on the opportunity.
I had not realized just how deliciously dark the stories are. I thoroughly enjoyed them, but then wondered how I would translate that into a piece for a child. I chose to focus on Toomai of the Elephants because there is a scene of the elephants dancing wildly in the night jungle that was so vivid and magical to me … and this is where it led.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I was trying to decide what to tell you about the Pioneer Nation conference I mentioned last week. I gained a lot of valuable insights and information, but I think the most important thing for you to know is that I went. I took a chance and I gave myself permission to more fully invest in myself as an artist and small business owner. And it felt great.
A blurry Rena Tom with quote from Anthony Burrill
I did some big picture thinking and planning — but really it was the overall, charging ahead and saying yes!