Happy New Year! Looks like Hubba Bubba was the winner in the Favorite Gum poll. Very exciting news! To start the New Year, I would like to invite you to view my desk, cow lamp and all. Surprisingly enough, I get quite a lot done here and it is fun to have my own space at home to work. I have surrounded myself with favorite books from my childhood: Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, The Marvelous Mud Washing Machine and Pickle Pickle Pickle Juice by Patty Wolcott to name a few. I also have an autographed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that is a dear treasure (it sits by the cow lamp and makes me smile whenever I look at it).
The King Who Rained by Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster from the old tv show) is one of my very favorites, along with The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward.
These photos were taken when I was working on a house drawing, and you can see here a photo of my kiddies, my favorite pink eraser and ruler, an owl mug that was my Grandparents, a pile of artwork for the book, and silhouettes I did of my daughters two winters ago. I am working now on a painting for the book that will represent the color palette I will be using. It is just a random drawing, too, and I think it is kind of funny. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from my desk, and be sure to cast your vote in our next featured poll: Favorite Beatle.