Well, yesterday was quite a day. My meeting with the wonderful, wonderful Nancy and Gail of "Little, Brown books for young readers" was at 3:45, and so I kind of dilly-dallied around until then. I had a few butterflies in my stomach when I reached the gigantic building that their offices are housed in, and there was some pretty fierce security downstairs, but once I reached the 11th floor (where their offices are) I felt right at home. There were lovely books everywhere, and I mean everywhere, and lots of cheerful pictures and toys stacked all around. Even the cubicle-offices were cheery! It was so comforting. Nancy came out to meet me, and she was even more charming and disarming than the offices themselves, as was Gail. Our meeting went incredibly well...it was hard to be nervous when they were so giddy to meet and talk to me. I brought them each a Postcard Sampler, and also a little micro portfolio to hang on to, and they were so happy. I mean, these ladies are so excited and wonderful and warm, I felt right at home. Because I'm all of those things, (or I try to be anyway!)
Nancy said "Gail and I have been so excited around the office today, saying 'Black Apple is coming today! Black Apple is coming today!".
They sent me home with an armful of books, and a plan to cultivate some of my very own ideas with Nancy via sketches, loose storylines, etc for possible publication in storybook form, and maybe doing some covers for chapter books. Oh, what a happy meeting. So lovely.
Good grief, I am such a lucky duck to have the life I have!!!
Today is a work day, and I have these two paintings to show for it:
A "Little Enid", ala the comic book by Dan Clowes & the film by Terry Zwigoff. Love. She's here.
And more hedgies! Here.
I also recieved a beautiful bundle of wool felt, which maybe counts as a W.I.P. Friday contribution?
I mean it's supplies...that have potential... (such a cheater!)
Isn't it beautiful? I ordered it from this company, Prairie Point Junction. Don't be put off by their silly layout and "theme"...the felt is wonderful, and very affordable. This means hats for lots of dunces!
Well, that is about it for this afternoon. Oh, this is a wierd side note, but I have very wierd hair. I mean, it's the wierdest hair that I know of. It's very wavy, but very fine and a little thin, oh, and it frizzes...think the hair of a 5 year old me. Except for that it's still my hair. My nose and my hair never, ever grew up. Anyway, I bought this Bumble & Bumble grooming creme the other day at the pharmacy, and while it is pricey, it is amazing! Just a tiny bit works wonders on the frizz and make for nice & shiny & soft times. And it smells amazing.
Ok, product-placement time is over. Happy Friday & Happy Weekend, all of my blog-readin' tangerines! I, for one, have got a date with Captain Jack Sparrow (and Liz) this evening.