Forever I have wanted to write (and illustrate) children's books but have put those dreams on hold to take time and sharpen my painting skills. I love mixed media and it's all I have time for right now. Maybe someday it will evolve into something more. I'm happy right now playing with all kinds of paper, paint, gel medium, pencils, etc. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a link to one of the many children's book illustrator's blogs I found really fun to visit. She is so creative and she uses a lot of red and aqua which I LOVE. Her name is Jenny B. Harris and her blog is www.allsorts.typepad.com. Check it out when you get a chance!! The children's book illustrator's world is like a ginormous candy store for the eyes. Although I haven't visited her site in a few years, I'm sure you'll find Holli Conger interesting : www.agirlwhocreates.com. Ok, I'll leave it at that since those two sites will take you forever to peruse. Here's a photo of our GRISWOLD tree. Literally, it's more than 10 feet tall.
I'm off to make a list of the cookies we want to make. Everyone chooses one kind, plus we make and decorate sugar cookies. Two of my favorites are Butterscotch Haystacks (with chow mein noodles) and Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips -- YUM.
Merry Christmas ya'll!