Here is my exciting illustration news: I am officially a published children's book illustrator! I received my first complementary copy in the mail yesterday. Brandon saw the package first (he usually gets home almost 2 whole hours before I do) and knew what was in there by the size and shape of the package, and was itching to open it, but refrained. I didn't even see it sitting there until we sat down to dinner. So exciting!
and the back:
(it has a barcode, even ... I remember drawing barcodes on the backs of little books and zines I made as a kid and teen ... now I have a real one!)
Thanks to everyone at Front Street and Boyds Mills who made this possible! As cheesy as it sounds, this truly is a dream come true, and I almost can't believe it is real.
oh and here is mona, for good measure:
I felt bad that she can't see outside any more with our new screen door, so I gave her a boost.