This week I'm trying to finish up several projects I have promised to get done. I assume other illustrators take on different jobs to pay the bills. Not all my work is for children's books. In fact I do many other things. I have a job designing a figure for a carousel. Yes, a carousel. It is a figure of an American Indian. Then, I have a commission of a bookstore to finish. The bookstore is kind of a fine art project. But, it's in cut paper, so I'm happy. And somehow, a childhood friend talked me into painting a picture of her dog. The good news is they are almost finished. Then, I will start on a new project. I have not signed a contract yet, so I'll keep my mouth shut for the time being.
Here is a wee mouse in her lovely pink tutu. It even has a rose on the bodice. A tutu always seems nicer when it has a rose on the bodice.