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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Sneek peek

Some of you have asked me what's going on with the children's stories I've been writing and illustrating. Well, here's sneak peek at a rough spread from my latest story. I love this book. I actually think it is the best one to date, as it's very focused on one idea...It's a story about a little donkey named Pino who loves to paint, but his choice of subject matter isn't quite the norm, at least for some viewers. Pino's friend Old Mouse is a good source of wisdom for our friend Pino, and in the end, well...I guess you'll have to read it...not if, but when I find a publisher....

I find the mouse so endearing, and he has become a constant character for me in my stories.

Writing and illustrating this story, I couldn't wait to get up and work on it. I might just wet my pants if the...oh I mean, when the day comes that I get to really work on it for a publisher. Pino and I are practicing the power of visualizations, so I expect it to go something like this....Ring, Ring, Ring..."Hello, home of Pino Blangiforti...I'm sorry, Mr. Blangiforti is in the field, sunning right now, may I help you? A book deal? You want a 10 book series from Pino? Hmm, well, I will take it up with him as soon as he is in from his sunning...Thank you too, goodbye...pause, gulp, scream, PINOOOOOO! "


un instinct de bonheur said...

I can hear that phone ringning......

JoyceV said...

As I have been reading your blog I have often wondered why isn't this woman writing children's books??!! You have a whole cast of characters in your own backyard and you write beautifully about them. And your drawings fit so perfectly. I have no doubt you'll be able to land a contract soon. Children will fall in love with them.

I have several ideas for books and I'm going to have to wait until I have more time to work them out as I'm such a slow poke and school takes sooo much time. (and I'm not half as a creative writer as you). But one day..........I think it's the ticket for illustrators to own the entire kit and kaboodle. (Story and illustrations) as then you can possibly get royalties and ownership. (and more opportunities)

My best of luck to you. I really do like the mouse.
(and I loved Pinnochio)

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Merci Thelma's mom!

And thanks, Joyce! Your work is so amazing...your drawing skills...well, put me to shame. I tried to find a private email to chat off the blog, so if you see this, send me a private email!

Sandra Monat said...

no doubt, the phone will be ringing!

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