It’s been an intense, busy season, starting last September with vending at the Scandinavian Fest in Proctor, MN and working weekends throughout craft sale season up to Christmas, not mention five months (starting November) of planning, sketching, and, finally, completing illustrations for the new book Isaac and Izzy’s Treehouse (coming May 1st). And, of course, there were holidays, a slew of family birthdays, post-Christmas markets, inventory, FIRST Robotics, and I don’t know how many colds besides on top of my normal weekly activities.
But, I am pleased to announce, the illustrations for Isaac and Izzy are complete and turned in! It is a major load off my shoulders. And now, with the threat of the pandemic, events are being cancelled left and right; nearly all of my regularly-scheduled activities have been curtailed.
Now, suddenly, I have time–a season of stillness, of rest. Time to recuperate from the intense fall schedule of markets and festivals; time to recuperate from the busyness of the holidays and subsequent colds and illnesses. Time to recuperate from the time devoted to illustrations for the new book that normally would have been spent recuperating from all the forementioned activities. Time to sew, time to paint, time to draw for fun, time to READ.
To facilitate reading in this time of social distancing and sheltering at home, my publisher, WhiteFire, is still shipping books–while books may not be the priority of Amazon or other retailers, you can depend on WhiteFire to keep it a priority!
And WhiteFire currently has a sale on e-books: 20% off on their Read site, using coupon code: StayAndREAD (good until 4/17/20).