April 27, 2023
I always like sneaking my cat into a picture book when I can.
You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get my cat to pose for her book picture debut! lol!
Hint: Tuna is part of the deal.
But the reaction is usually the same… feline indifference.
Cats and books seem to go together well.
May 7, 2022
October 13, 2021
August 20, 2021
Motorized surfboards (that ride above the water so fast they have to wear helmets)
Floating boat airplanes that glide through the cut while floating
Sailboats (which get to have the Montlake Bridge open up for them)
And college beer boats - where summer sport is for boaters with beer to toss the cans into the water for swimmers on shore to collect.
May 29, 2021
May 25, 2021
June 9, 2020
January 8, 2020
Don’t I just love it when a story shows up out of nowhere, and it appears without hardly trying... and you like it more even after it’s all done.
That’s the ideal when that happens, because at that point it all rings true and it’s like it was written for me by someone else and was meant to be.
Happens so rarely...
And of course then there’s the illustrations - but that’s always the easy part for me compared to finding a story that might work - thousands of pictures might appear too.
February 10, 2019
I have a tendency to zip through picture-book making software the way raccoons go through a picnic table in summertime.
The magic of rewriting a PB story is that for me adding pictures makes me rethink everything. It’s like the first bare words are only a beginning, just there to be rewritten.
My list of all the tools I use in making a book would be: