Friday, July 03, 2009
Finally, I have something to show for it all!
Three and a half years after we started this project, I am finally holding in my hands the book I illustrated! Fedex delivered me my first copy this afternoon. I love you, Fedex. I can't stop looking at THE BOOK. I won't be getting any more work done today. Gordon is bringing home some celebratory sushi.
Next time I want to write and illustrate the book. I hope this is the start of my career as a book illustrator, morphing into book author/illustrator. But if I get hit by a truck tomorrow, at least I've got something to leave behind.
And damn it, there's not a soul around to show it to right now. The dogs and cats just aren't appreciative enough. I might have to run over to the neighbours' place with it.
I could have flipped this photo in Photoshop, but seeing the book backwards in the mirror made me laugh. Hey, if I make enough off the book, I can get rid of that hideous carpeting on the stairs and refinish the wood like we want to! That bloody purple wallpaper is going too.