A year later and much has happened...
For one, Nani celebrated her 90th birthday in Casablanca two days ago. Although I couldn't be there physically, I managed
(with the help of a very special friend) to have this card and a flowering plant hand-delivered to her.
|A birthday card for Nani´s 90th|
On the other hand, over the past year, a lot has happened
with this project. I finally have an overall structure
of the book. Though certainly it will change as I advance I think I am off to a solid start.
|This is a little map of the chapters and structure of the book|
I also have a color card:
|The technique for this book is a mix of black ink pens for the outer lines, |
colored with water color wooden pencils. I may add some colors,
but this is the general pallet
Sketches of sweets and spices:
|Some herbs & spices that Nani in her recipes|
|Some spices that Nani uses for her sweets|
|Some of my favorites of Nani´s sweets|
A couple of chapters planned and sketched out:
|Title page for Chapter 1|
|Title page for Chapter 2|
And an imagined timeline of Nani's transformation over the years:
|Nani in the different stages of her life|
I have also decided to make this blog public today.
In celebration of all these new developments.
I don't have a launch date for the book, but I think it may be ready
in the next year or in early 2016.