Tuesday, 27 October 2015


There are good books in this house.

Coloring books from Praha:
New-to-me children's books:
And lest you worry about my IQ (some books that actually have words in them):

It's all inspiration and fodder for The Kapok Tree that's growing. There were stacks of our alphabet book delivered this week:
And coloring cards:

Hm. So maybe we should worry about IQ. 

Sunday, 4 October 2015


Oh good golly.
We've been up to this:

And this:
And that is why I need community. On my own, I'm a lady at a messy desk eating pretzels and googling whether or not penguins' feet freeze. With the luminous Kaye Bach by my side, I'm getting my first ISBN on the back of an illustrated book, meeting with printers and publishers and working into the wee hours of night on beyond-my-fathoming illustration projects. The boys are patient as I mutter only half sentences of reply while they shout about the wonders of Minecraft in my ear. They seem to understand the temporary neglect that reaches far beyond this blog. But stay tuned---The Kapok Tree launches the first week of November. Thanks only--and with all my heart--to my patient tribe and to the ridiculously awesome team that is the brains behind this operation. You're a dream, Kaye!