Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First Naught

First Night of Montclair beckons me. Little Feat, Ballet of NJ....the Big Apple Circus.


I'm getting old and sedentary.  No.

The First Night of  Barbara.

Bill's Latkes and Bacon.

A Fire in the Fireplace.

Relaxing music.

Sleeping in... in flannel.

Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Write as rain

I'm dreaming of a wet Christmas
Just like the ones without the snow
Where the tree tops drip down
and people slip down
on ice black invisibo

I'm dreaming of a wet Christmas
with every Christmas card I write (early)
may your hands be cramp free and light
and may all your Christmases be write(rly.)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jumanji? You mean me?

I was watching this movie for the umpteenth time with my kids this weekend and realized how much I LOVE this creator. His books...his art...the movies "they" took from him. They are profound and exquisite and beautiful and funny and scary and in touch with the reader. 


I adore him. He is a visionary, a true story teller. Perhaps his picture books are too old for the youngest and biggest picture book audience... but they are truly timeless, honest, original, heartfelt... and from his soul, that I feel they reach everyone around the world. They are universal.

That is what I want to do. My audience is a bit younger but that is my goal.

His books encompass everything I hope to, and they work on so many levels and that is exactly what I want to do.

I continue to reach for that star in my work. Fantastical yet true and real and honest.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bad Christmas Joke Number One

What do you call Peppermint Bark left over from last year?

Petrified Bark

Friday, December 12, 2008

Another conference another show

It is called the incentive I need to finish a project, and have it ready to send in by such and such a date for mid-February Mentorship. This means da da da the dummy for the little girl/giraffe my eyes are bigger than my stomach book. I don't even know if that is the one I am going to send but heck but I will assume it is because I need to finish the ms and do the dummy, and the mentorship sets the goal.

And I am making some writer friends who live nearby and are going which is extremely important. Advanced writers who may become life long friends who can hang out.

I've got a lot of work to do and December is tough. 

That leaves January.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'll sneeze and I'll snore and I'll blow this whole blog down

I am a little snot rag
my best friend is a booger
and when my best friend lands on me
I squish and mash and hug her

She lands inside the trash can
I drop behind her gently
until my master picks me up
and snorkles un-avently.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A bad charades day

I'm mad at you

I'm mad a yous

A mad a yous

A mad day yous