Sunday, June 26, 2016

And what a journey this has been!

It's Sunday, June 26th, at 3:30 PM, and I am here to announce that I have officially finished illustrating The Story of ABBA 2.0! 

I started this long journey just over a year ago, on May 31st, 2015.  I worked on illustrating and colorizing whenever I could find the time, and my original plan was to finish with all the illustrations in 4-5 months, maybe even 6.  But, school got in the way, I got busy, I lost inspiration once after being told what I was doing was a waste of time, but I never abandoned the project.

And now, I'm finished with the illustrating!  That doesn't mean the book is ready to publish.  I still have lots more to do, but now that this long task of drawing all the illustrations is done, things should start moving along. 

To everyone who has been waiting anxiously for my book to be finished, I just want to thank you all for waiting.  Here's hoping the book will be worth the wait! <3


Thursday, June 23, 2016

"Shame on Bjorn???"

So I saw a comment on Instagram today where someone said that Agnetha's song "Shame" from Wrap Your Arms Around Me was directed at Bjorn.  I have a problem with that.  Number one, Agnetha didn't write the lyrics to the song, and I don't think she would've gone to David Clark Allen, the guy who write the lyrics, and said, "I want you to direct this song at Bjorn because I'm angry at him."  That just doesn't make sense.  It's like saying that any song about splitting up that Agnetha sang was meant to be about Bjorn and her....  Number two, why would Agnetha direct this song at Bjorn, anyway?  I don't think they hated each other, and remember, they both made the decision to divorce and they continue to be great friends!  o.O

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy birthday, Gorel!

Happy birthday to one of the sweetest ladies in the whole world: Gorel Hanser!  Thank you so much, Gorel, for making it possible for me to complete my autograph collection and for allowing me to send my drawings to the ABBA members!!  And thank you so much for everything you've been doing for the ABBA fan community!  We love you, Gorel!! <3333

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers Day

Happy fathers day to the man who I'm proud to call my father, and of course, to all the wonderful fathers in the world!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Another throwback

An old drawing next to a new one.  :)  I'm really happy with the way my new book is coming out!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Story of ABBA 2.0 Update

I have officially started redrawing all the illustrations in my book.
 #perfectionist #thestoryofabba #foryoungreaders
 #beckylaine #drawings #abba

I thought I'd let everyone know how I'm doing with The Story of ABBA 2.0. I started this project of rewriting and reillustrating the book just over a year ago on May 31st, 2015.  And now, I am almost done with the illustration process! 

Tonight, I finished drawing pictures from the year 1981, leaving just a few more years left until I finish the ABBA story.  Tomorrow, I'll scan in the drawings and work on colorizing them.  Then I'll work on the next year, and continue doing this until all the illustrations are done.  Then all I have to do is assemble the pages, give it one final read through, and then it'll be all set! 

I'm going to try to get this book out sometime in July or August, and at the rate that I'm going, I think it'll work.  I'm really proud with the way my book has come thus far and I can't wait for it all to be done so I can share the final product with you all!

Monday, June 13, 2016

The video is finally here!

Many thanks to ABBATalk and Lasse Anrell for sharing this magnificent video, and thank you to my friend Alex for sending it to me!!  It's such a fantastic video and the girls sound AMAZING!!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

BAO new album coming out tomorrow

So, BAO has a new album coming out tomorrow!  :D  Yay!  I feel like I should be more excited about it.  For some reason, I've never really cared much for the BAO music.  It's fantastic, but for some reason I can't get into it. o.O  Well, I'm definitely going to listen to the tracks on this new album when it comes out and try my best to enjoy it!

A little throwback...

An illustration from the original The Story of ABBA next to an illustration from The Story of ABBA 2.0.  It's really amazing how much my drawing skills have improved! ^^

Tuesday, June 07, 2016


An illustration form my book.  :)  I'm particularly happy with the way this one came one! :D

Monday, June 06, 2016

Pictures from yesterday

I really hope that a video of the performances will be put up at some point, but for now, enjoy a bunch of pictures from last night! ^^

Sunday, June 05, 2016

They did it!

ABBA sang!  Bjorn and Benny performed Does Your Mother Know and Agnetha and Frida sang The Way Old Friends Do!  Now all I need is to see a video of this performance and my dreams will have come true!!! ^^

ABBA Reunion, 2016!!!

Tonight at Bjorn and Benny's 50th anniversary party, all four ABBA members got up on stage!  :D  I can't help but wonder if they sang and if any more pictures/videos will come out, but this pictures is good enough for me!  Many thanks to peruban on Instagram for sharing this wonderful picture!! ^^

50 years ago...

Bjorn and Benny first met back in 1966!  Happy 50th meetiversary, B&B!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Temporarily deactivating comments

I'm just letting everyone know that I am temporarily deactivating comments on my blog due to a lot of spam that I've been getting. :)