You are so wonderful! I threw a little hissy fit last week about not being happy with the outcome of a drawing, and y'all gave me such great support. Thank you for that. I feel better now. I also discovered that Godzilla will improve just about anything. See what I mean?
"Give me one good reason why I should not gobble you up right here and now," he growled, his breath hot and putrid. She locked her knees and prayed that she would not pass out from the stench. "I have a secret," she offered. "It's a tremendous secret, really. Life-changing. It would be a pity if it died with me. If you must eat me, at least let me pass the secret to you." "Then tell me, " he said. He could hardly contain his joy at this unexpected pleasure. A tasty morsel and a juicy secret. "Oh no," she tutted. "I cannot simply blurt out a secret as big as this. You'll have to come closer. I need to whisper it to you." Lured by the promise, the monster leaned in closer and closer until she could see her own reflection in his enormous, dark eye. "This secret, is it the truth?" His words dripped in anticipation. "Oh yes," she said. "Cross my heart and hope to die."
Hello there! Why, yes, it has been a long time, hasn't it.
I'm just popping up to say that the book I worked on last summer with the lovely Donna Shepherd is finally out. Quite a charming and fantastical story, and probably what every child dreams of doing. Donna is a wonderful storyteller and a great inspiration, and I truly enjoyed working with her!
It's been a hectic summer, what with visitors and travel and a home renovation. I've also begun work on another book project that will be keeping me busy for the next couple of months. I hope you have had a brilliant and incredible summer so far. Have a safe and fun and memorable Labor Day weekend!
Why, hello! I'm still in hiding, and I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. I really shouldn't be here, but I had to pop out for a moment to campaign for my dear friend Björnik. He is a brilliant -- and I mean BRILLIANT -- pen and ink artist, painter, and customized toy god. He's also a truly swell guy and wonderful inspiration. He's in a competition right now for Tiger Translate where the winning prize is a trip to Mongolia, and he's currently in second place. If you have a few moments, please take a look and vote for his entry before June 26. It would be fantastic if we could stuff him in a plane and ship him off!
Whut? What the heck is this? Toast is not even my favorite. I don't know where this came from. Maybe my subconscious wanted breakfast after looking at all of Ces's eggs.
Well, like toast, I had to resort to something quick and easy this week. My brain is on hiatus and all that's rattling around up there are random dregs, so that's what I'm serving. Don't you feel special? I'm on jury duty and also dealing with a colossal tax mess. It's not pleasant when you get a love letter from the IRS saying they are seizing your property because you owe over $415,000. Yes, I managed to pop my eyes back into their sockets, thank you for asking. No, no, don't feel sorry for me. I only mention it because I think it makes for a great story. I can only laugh about it at this point. It all has to do with identity theft and so on and so forth. It will all get sorted out. So no worries.
Yay Hooray! Friday, April 6, is my beloved and beautiful sister's birthday. Ever generous with her wisdom and love, all I have to do is think of her gentle smile and warm hug and the thousands of miles between us disappear. Happy birthday, S. I love you. High five.
Thank you for popping by. Over at ASecretTeaParty, Donna Shepherd has put up an Easter coloring page. If you would like, please click the link to get a download of the page. Go ahead, color outside the lines and tell 'em Bella said it's okay. Have a wonderful Passover and Easter weekend!
Behold! 'Tis the great warrior Umlabo and his trusty steed Cynisca, leading his army of furry grimlots to victory. He is a very renowned and capable warrior, able to capture entire nations with just a mere flash of his pearly whites. Hurry, shield your eyes! He's at it again!
Little Nikita kept a board of wishes. Every time she blew a wish on a dandelion, she would write down what she wished for and pin it to her board. She vowed to only take it down when the wish came true.
Once she had moved into her new home, Haruki came to the chilling realization that she had not prepared a way to get down. It looked as if she might be stuck there. Forever. Until she came up with a plan to lure in some unsuspecting birds....