Happy Friday + Randomness


Happy Friday! I meant to have a sneak peek of my upcoming children’s book today, but due to some unexpected snafus and technical problems on my part, I was foiled — I’m hoping for better luck next week!

I’m working on the custom illustrations from what is now an embarrassingly long time ago, and as my mother-in-law would say, the whole process is moving “slower than molasses in January.” I just hope I’m still not apologizing this time next year! The horse above is one of the few I’ve been able to finish. My scanner lost quite a bit of the details, but I actually like this version.


Early in the morning yesterday:

K: Mama! You look so tired! You shouldn’t go outside — you have big fat lines under your eyes…

Me: I do? That’s okay, I don’t really care what I look like.

K: No, I don’t mean that. I’m saying you shouldn’t go outside because I’m worried you might fall asleep and collapse while you’re walking.


Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! Postings might get a little spotty these next few weeks as I enter the last couple months of working on book #2. I’ll do my best to stay up to date here, though I must ‘fess up that I’ve officially caught the instagram bug and can be found there pretty regularly now (can’t.stop.following.people – so much inspiration! It’s like my first blush of Pinterest obsession all over again). It’s probably the cause of those big fat lines under my eyes…

I’m telling myself
I will not get overwhelmed
Not sure it’s working*

*It would probably help if I’d cut back on the social media. But oh, all the pretty images!

8 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

  1. My daughter loves horses. She used to draw them all the time–your pretty painting brought back so many wonderful moments with her!

    1. I’m so glad, Greta! By the way, you’re the winner of the giveaway from last week! I hope you received my email? 🙂

  2. Don’t apologize!! Your sweet, sweet offer of illustrations is a gift to so many of us, and I’m sure I speak for many in saying that we feel so lucky just to know that one day our mailbox will have such fun mail! We can wait patiently. Promise me – no guilt!
    Excited to see glimpses of the new book – not too much longer for it to hit the bookstores, May, right? And of course your second book excites me to no end:) As long as Instagram is feeding your creativity, go for it!
    Glad to hear that K is so concerned about you not falling asleep while walking. I really hate it when that happens:)

  3. I love that illustrated horse! Ahhh, that colour just goes with the new blouse I just finished too! My head is full of charcoal.

    Instagram is highly addicted, I would agree. I am on it but but am slowly sliding down the rabbit hole!

    Have a lovely weekend (even if it rains there like it’s doing here!)

  4. Your illustrations are a huge gift and after finishing something similar (only it was a lesser amount of dresses) I understand how stressful that work can be but try to take it easy and don’t worry. When they get done they get done.
    Hope all goes well with your book. You can do it!

    1. Thanks for saying that, Em! I’ve felt horribly guilty about my slowness about the custom illustrations and my book progress…your kind words are much appreciated! 🙂

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