The day is here - Happy publication day to Dream Animals! I am so excited - I am certainly going to have a piece of book-birthday pie and who knows what else?
This is an excerpt from the letter I wrote to accompany a special mailing of books...
When I wrote the text, it took the form of a new nighttime mythology, something that felt at once novel and timeless (and worthy of entering into the mighty and towering library of Bedtime Books). I created the artwork using both tiny pots of ink and little pieces of paper as well as big tubes of paint on great wooden panels. I loved creating all of the artwork, down the little imaginary constellations, but painting the six dreams was particularly special– a reverie. A very time-intensive reverie, but a dream nonetheless.
All in all, this parade of gentle foxes and tigers and bears (and their little riders) took hold of my heart and didn’t let go for nearly a year of scheming and sketching and writing and painting.
And now, it’s finally time for our dreamers and their companions to make their way to you.
For local (or local-ish!) pals,
A BOOK LAUNCH / SIGNING PARTY
Where: Land Gallery in Portland
When: November 2, 3:00 pm
We will have reading, signing & treats!
Furred or finned or feathered, your Dream Animal is waiting!