It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write. As I’ve mentioned before, I have two kids who are very active and now that the world is opening up again, we are running from place to place. It is an exciting time though and I am embracing watching my kids enjoy participating in the activities they love.
However, yesterday I took a day for myself to focus on SOAR and how fantastic this experience has been. I met up with my illustrator, Angie Hohenadel along with folks from the Schiffer Kids team and viewed “The Art of Soar” exhibit at Curio Gallery and Creative Supply in Lancaster. The exhibit includes Angie’s original storyboard, rough sketches, color pallet choices as well as the final product beautifully framed and installed. The entire exhibit is absolutely gorgeous and as I took it all in, I realized once again how amazing this journey has been.
After all, SOAR was just an idea seven years ago and at most, some rambling lines of text. After hours of writing, editing and writing some more, it has made its way into a hardcover book and an art exhibit! Who would have thought? I am so humbled by the outpouring of support and positive reviews SOAR is receiving. All of the crafts and art projects people have created based off of SOAR has been amazing to see. Angie and I were just saying how creative people are and how amazing it is to see something both of us put so much time into inspire others to create their own art.
As we were walking around the gallery, Angie took us through her process and while I was aware of her thought process while she was painting the pages, I learned quite a bit as well. She is so deserving of this exhibit after all of the time she put into creating Ramone’s amazing world. As I’ve said many times before, Angie captured my words beautifully and captured the spirit of SOAR completely. I highly recommend checking out the gallery exhibit at Curio; it is beautiful.