Showing posts from December, 2008

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

My Christmas Tree is divided this year. . .

Is it the downturn in the economy or the upturn in my child's mobility that has forced me to sort my ornaments by price point this year? Maybe both. . .


Enough about Japan, I bet you've missed pics of Lucy. She loves to play peek-a-boo in her bedroom curtains. . .

Japan - Part 3

Believe it or not, I tried to just pick my favorite pictures to post! So, I'll finish up the set with a slideshow. Japan was so beautiful, so picturesque, so full of contrasts and visual irony. I loved it. I hope that comes through in these pictures. First you'll see some shrines and temples in the park of Nara, which has famous free-roaming deer. They're believed to be messengers of the gods. . . they're like fearless squirrels in Central Park only more abundant. . . almost as abundant as the school kids which roam in packs of thousands. Some of them would liked to try their English out on us. I just got comments like, "Hi! How are you? Where you from?" Mike got comments like, "Handsome" and "Nice body!" No joke. Weird side note, this one day we spent in Nara and Kyoto we saw the largest wooden building in the world ( the Todai-ji Temple, that housed this huge bronze Buddha), the oldest wooden building in the world (a five story pagoda at