Dear Reader who wonders how I have time to do creative things,
What you need to know about being an Artist and a Mom and a Book Maker:
You will be absolutely lousy without help.
May I introduce you to man who makes things happen around here? Oh, and have I mentioned he happens to be the most amazing man on the planet?
Say "Hi" to Kenneth. He's the love of my life. Not only has he been on kid duty while I finish up the book at full speed, but he's the King Gardener, Fixer-Upper, Royal Chef, Fort Maker, Grocery Shopper, and Make-Believe Player and even does the dishes. He is basically makes this whole book making process wonderful. That, and he is a writer and storyteller himself, so he understands how this all works...and enjoys it too! We don't live close to either of our parents, and with 3 young kids in the mix, having long stretches of time to do anything is out of the question. But thanks to my school-teacher husband who has the summer off to let me work, it's been amazing. And on top of all that, he keeps things fun around here. He is the one that keeps me laughing when I get too stressed and knows how to have a good time when things are a bit crazy. I am seriously in love. I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. Like, really blessed.
The kids think so too.
So, when I look at my life and wonder why I haven't cracked yet, it's cause of him.
PS: New summertime art is in the shop today!