Well, we know you were all NICE and not Naughty this year, but unless you want to be left out NEXT time around, you need to start being NICE all over again, because Santa is back at his north pole headquarters and he has already started his new list for 2008. As you can easily see, no one is on the Naughty side of his list, YET.
Double page spread from the book I illustrated, SONG FOR A GIRAFFE (and just available on AMAZON.com,) The blank spaces are where the text is now located. You may click on the image for a larger view. Blogger can only show much smaller images as this spread actually measures 22 inches wide.
Just a few items I wanted to share with you all. Especially with y'all in the south. Winter in NH this year has been a blast. A blast of cold air. A blast of snow, and snow and more snow. We can measure up to 30" on our deck where the picnic chairs and table are now completely buried. The sights are beautiful...and yes, it is still snowing. When our mom is here with us for the winter, we usually put out her Norwegian flag along with our own American flag. That way people who live nearby know she is here. ( along with her favorite cat) Stairs disappear.... Chairs fall victim as well.... And a walk in the woods will have to wait, but it is still quite beautiful and peaceful. All is calm, all is bright!
As she looked BACKWARDS over her shoulder Paulette saw the stunned and surprised looks on her parents' faces. As she fell further and further into the foaming sea, she hollered BACKWARDS over the waves, " Don't worry! I'm sure I'll wash up somewhere!"
Finding no comfort in her words, her bereft parents furiously untangled their fishing nets and cast them into the sea in a desperate effort to snare their fast disappearing daughter. Alas, they unfurled them BACKWARDS, and Paulette disappeared beneath the waves.
However, she did wash up on shore, kiddies, and can be found (quite well and happy and also very very clean!) in another Illustration Friday theme...to be announced.