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Monthly Archives: November 2006
Hubby leaves at 6:30 am. I get children dressed, fed (bacon and eggs by the way) and onto the bus. No easy task let me tell you. Back to the studio.1. Worked on a coloring page illustration for wonderful tamra_wight … Continue reading
Mr. Drab droned on about Pluto and dwarf planets. Oliver tried to take notes but his head was somewhere else. The clock ticked. His pencil tapped. Ten minutes until noon. Ten minutes until lunch. Oliver looked out the window. Lunch, … Continue reading
I just had a great school visit! Even though my manuscripts and dummies are still making the rounds I love to do school visits. I taught elementary and middle school for ten years and I love getting back into the … Continue reading
Okay, the quote above is from….That’s right Wynken, Blynken and Nod but I’m actually not going to talk about fishing for stars or lullabys. Instead I’m casting for jobs. I was really moved by pamm ’s posting on saying no. … Continue reading
So the bad news is that I did not finish the dummy I’d hoped to finish…BUT… I finished a different dummy and got it copied, wrote the cover letter and sent it to Tricycle Press. Now I wait. I also … Continue reading
I know a lot of you like to play and revise. I don’t. I’d rather start fresh. New document. But I know some stuff from before was good. Just write.
I haven’t written about this because I didn’t want to get my hopes up and then have to tell everyone it didn’t work out. My husband and I have been looking at moving to a co-housing community in New Hampshire, … Continue reading
I’m excited to show you my new Market Tote and “ALL GIRL!” line of kids shirts. I’ll be adding to the “AG!” line in the next week. Hope you’ll visit shopanna!
A big happy birthday to artistq . I hope you have a great day and are feeling better. In my family, we give birthday breakfasts. So, I hope you like pancakes and juice.