So here it is...

So here it is... 

Are you ready?  You have no idea what I am talking about do you? Ok I promise that what follows will not be just a random stream of my, frankly, erratic thoughts. So if you'll bare with me, let's start from the beginning....

As you probably know I am a designer. This being a very broad term doesn't really help narrow down who I am but that is deliberately so. You see while I am working on a project a lot of unexpected things can happen and the more people that are involved, the more likely some unexpected events might happen.

Take for example Tap Blot. (For more information on that project scroll down on my blog a little) When I started that project I had grand schemes of how everything was going to pan out. It was all very exciting. However soon some bumps slowed things down and then the holiday season rolled around which only served to slow down the pace even further... and soon... everything... stopped.

I needed something to kick start my creativity. Something related in skill but not in any other way. So I started a side project. I literally stumbled upon an idea which I decided to run with. This idea grew, and grew, and grew. Before long I had a fully fleshed out project well on the way to being complete.

This is page 1... of many.

This leads us to now.  I am finally ready to talk about what I have been working on in depth and what my plans are for the project going forward.

I will be publishing a children's book!

This project came as a total surprise to me. I had never thought of my self as a designer who could even come close to creating a children's book but it's funny how life works out.

V1.0 of the cover.

So a little more about the project. The book is called The Lost Candle. It is the short story of an anthropomorphic candle, who after experiencing one of the best moments of his life becomes lost and alone. I know that this doesn't exactly sound like a children's book but I promise there is more, I just don't want to spoil it.

This project is almost finished. I am working away on the final few drafts. Over the next few weeks I will be posting more and more images, information and details on the project in order to create interest to start the Kickstarter campaign. This campaign will be used primarily to fund the printing of the book and to get the word out.

Why did I decide to fully realize this idea? Well as you may know I am a father. Currently of one but soon of two. One thing that is so important for children is having a fun and enjoyable book collection. As I was working on this project I thought to myself: "Scott, you are handsome enough with a great beard and can do something with this. Why not try to publish it? Why not add this book to your daughters collection?" So that's what I did. 

As I said earlier I will be posting more and more in regards to this project over the next few months. So keep checking back to see how it is going. If you really like this project absolutely feel free to reach out to me through my contact page.


As a side note. Please be aware all images are protected by copyright law. Please do not attempt to copy any of them. Also this is an on going project and so images are subject to change.