Monday, November 29, 2010

I've Been Considering Things That Start With The Letter, 'D'...

Like DRAW, and DECORATE...

Working on another children's book! The first was just so addicting!! This one is about a ballerina mouse who learns how to fit in by simply doing what she loves, DANCE! (another word that starts with the letter 'D')

Began the Christmas festivities with my DICKEN'S Village (Another 'D'!) collection. I own 8 houses so far.

Then of course the ornaments. Most of my ornaments were given to my by my grandmother, who has had some of them for over 50 years. Now that's DETERMINATION!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I've Been Considering Things That Start With The Letter 'M'...

Like the word, MANAGEMENT: as in, ...'of time'...

I just bought this clock the other day at a local antique store. Where I live there are TONS, and being that Mother was in town, I needed to entertain ...let's face it, mothers need entertaining. Not only was it important to get a clock, but spending a week with her reminded me of her own very flawed sense of time. I knew I needed to combat the inevitable inheritance of this flaw by making it as avoidable as humanly possible...! My Alice In Wonderland-ESK clock, just like the White Rabbit!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dear November...

Another month has gone down the drain and I find myself ashamed of how long it's been since I've posted anything. I assure you, I've been busy. Granted the blog tour last month kept enough blogging out on the Internet to carry me for all this time, but now I need to get back in the saddle and pony up.


Lets talk about what I've been up to!

I've been drawing. It's nice getting up early and drawing all day. Makes me feel like I'm five again! I'm making a children's book, as I think I've mentioned before. This is something I've wanted to do for a long while but never had a story good enough until I looked at my own family and came up with a story about my brother.

It's called Grumpy Lumpy, and it's a book about overcoming learning disabilities and finding that in the end you can do whatever you set your mind to, no matter the obstacles. My brother had a few basic disabilities as far as reading and math were concerned, but still managed to grow up and become a pilot because that's all he ever wanted to do. In a world where many kids fall victim to laziness, it's nice to see a story where a boy, with every odd stacked up against him, can still prevail and become something great. I think stories like this help to encourage those blessed with ease of learning to take advantage of the abilities they have because they see someone with harder struggles doing the same.

I'm in love with it, and it makes me cry every time I read it... I've read it a lot!


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