The books are here!
Yes! The ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Book is in progress…
Based on the original ABC’s of learning beyond school posts, the first two books in the LifeSPARKS ABC’s Series are now available:
and the companion LifeSPARKS Reflections and Journal with color illustrations
But it took a lot longer than I thought it would. Good things are worth waiting for, no?
And we kept coming up with all kinds of creative ideas that might be more useful than a traditional book. We went through lots of ideas and possibilities.
I have always loved ABC books. Lucky for me, my friend Carrie Svozil is a graphic designer.
Here is a little background from Carrie’s bio:
” For more than 25 years Carrie has pursued a variety of creative arts, taking both handcrafted and digital forms. She has taught individual and group lessons in everything from painting and calligraphy to Photoshop. She has presented her work in craft fairs and freelanced for individuals and companies. She has poured her passion into her brush, her pen, her scroll saw, and her laptop. Along the way she has generously shared her skills with all who wanted to learn.”
I think her artwork is brilliant and am so thankful she’s on my team. So, we are making the ABC posts into a an illustrated book with additional resources to help someone get started with self-directed learning. Or help someone in the worrying phase get encouragement and stay the course.
Hah! This self-directed learning coach is walking the talk with this project. And I have so much more to learn!
Carrie and I have been meeting, discussing, researching, creating and challenging each other, and having lots of good laughs. Learning with laughter and friends is highly recommended. We will be posting some of our work in progress and asking for some feedback to help us make it a useful tool as well as a book of encouragement and beauty.
We just spent two days on a “retreat” to try to get our mojo back and jumpstart the forward movement. Focus and collaboration. It was great! Progress not perfection is my mantra as I begin and continue learning adventures.
Would you like to see the results?
Take a look inside and buy the guide and workbook here!
The LifeSPARKS Reflections and Journal is available here- no look inside available yet but I will post some links to pages with the artwork.
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