I've been rather quiet lately on the blog but this is because I have been pursuing other artistic endeavours. At the end of last summer, my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making our own picture book to give as Christmas presents to the rellies. She came up with the title and it all sort of grew from there! The idea was to have humorous drawings (intentionally, not unintentionally, had I been the artist) with rhyming observations.
It was great fun to do and a nice way to spend an afternoon with your young one in the pursuit of something of mutual interest. The evening spent scanning the images was not so interesting but it resulted in our being able to upload everything onto a book-making website called blurb.com ... and now we're waiting excitedly for the first few copies to roll in. (When I say first few, this is because I only ordered three... paying for my own book feels rather disheartening rather than receiving the royalties from others popping out to buy it).
If you fancy seeing what you could do, or checking out what we did, you can preview the book for free at Blurb. I'd be happy to sign any copies! ;-)