One of my favorite healthy recipes to snack on! Each Arial, the Youtuber book has the recipe in it. Tag me in your pics if you end up making them @Marynhin
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Glitter Foam Paper (Gold)
Glue and Scissors
1.) Trace 3 circles using the ribbon spool as a template for the medallions.
2.) Cut 3 medallions out.
3.) Cut 1/2 inch slit towards the top of each circle.
4.) String ribbon through and tie a knot.
5.) Using Elmers glue, trace number 1 on a medallion.
6.) Sprinkle silver sparkles over the medallion (be sure to stand over a trash can or put a paper underneath).
7.) Shake excess glitter off and the number should show through.
8.) Repeat step #7 for numbers 2 and 3.
9.) Voila! Enjoy with your own personal Olympic style obstacle course at home!
This DIY activity is super fun while learning all about Asia, Japan, and sushi! This activity accompanies the children's book: Sushi
Fun 3-Ingredient DIY Sushi
1.) Felt- green, orange, yellow, red
2.) Cotton Balls
3.) Electrical tape
All the materials you need can be found here on my Amazon store
Comment below on a mistake you've made in your publishing journey. My losses are your gains, we can all learn from each other!
1.) I should have insisted on CMYK with each illustrator throughout the project.
Even though I mention that I need CMYK from the outset of each book project and include it in the brief, somehow CMYK sneaks in. This is, ultimately, my fault. Now, my observant eyes notice when the colors are not CMYK. RGB is prettier on screen and, perhaps, that's why illustrators send them over that way.
2.) Hired the wrong formatter/designer
If you search my name and go back to one of the very first posts I made, you'll find pictures of my very first book I wrote with my son, Kobe. The designer I hired didn't own the proper applications to transfer my high resolution illustrations and format the book properly. You'll see that even though I requested bleed, this particular designer still left white trims in the book and the quality was poor because the illustrations were phoshopped into the mobi/pdf files.Now, I've been lucky to find not just one but two very qualified designer/formatters.
3.) Failure to blog/journal my journey
My oldest son, Mikey, is writing a book. I love that. I want to build a reference point for him so that he can see there are days I feel discouraged and a failure. I want him to see and experience the excitement and the successes so I've started today. I just wished I had done it sooner. I hope one day Kobe and Jojo will grow up to read it, too, perhaps on their own publishing journeys. There's a RSS feed you can sign up to get new posts. I plan to write at least every few days. This journal will help me celebrate every little success I may experience. Since, I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, I've learned that if I don't reflect on my journey, I become drained.
Yes in ONE MONTH with my supportive, but equally crazy team, I launched 4 books in the month of July. And here’s why it hasn’t made me crazy, in the traditional sense.
I’ve fallen crazy in love with the process - the good and the bad, the chills I get when I write with emotion, working hand-in-hand with my talented illustrators to bring the characters to life, perfecting the typesetting and message with my articulate designers, the busyness of launching and marketing, sharing the highs and lows with my author friends I’ve made in this group, reading J’s daily controversial posts, eating shitty reviews, and basking in the good ones.
Developing grit for something is so much easier when you have passion for it. It’s what will drive you through the shitty reviews and the copyright infringements you’re bound to face. Some people call that perseverance.
I think it’s a combination of passion and perseverance. How can you persevere if you don’t love what you’re doing? Inversely, how can you develop a love for something if you don’t stick around through the failures and ups and downs.
Success is so much sweeter once you’ve already failed.