Showing posts from August, 2010

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 !

week 2: in which grandparents save the day and lucy realizes the world has not ended

My mom stayed with me for just over two weeks and really came to the rescue. . . not only did she do the dishes, the laundry, drove me around, painted our downstairs apartment, and kept me sane, she also entertained and spoiled Lucy. . . We tried to do some of our normal everyday routine things so Lucy wouldn't think life as she knows it was over. Freinds came to visit to keep active and happy. . . We went to gymnastics to get some energy out. Mom's other responsibility was to cuddle the baby. . . (she's good at it!) This may be the chillest baby in the world. . . In the midst of all the excitement, we also had a major project going on at the house. . . an eight foot concrete wall going between us and the neighbor. . . with a three foot footing. . . which means a huge hole and a huge pile of dirt. and a queen of the hill. . . The night before her birthday party, she did what my dad describes as a double-somersault down the sidewalk (see how useful that gymnastics is?) and

week 1: lots of cuddle time

This is when Lucy and Gramma Leen came to see us in the hospital that first day. . . can you tell somebody likes her little sis? One of these kids is watching Scooby Doo. . . The best part of having to slow down and convalesce a little bit. . . Emily May and her Great Grandmother, Gwendolyn May Emmie watching her daddy watching crime dramas. . . It's no wonder at dinner the other night, Lucy looked out the front window and said, "That cloud looks like a daddy holding his baby. . ." We're loving cuddle time.

baby emmie

Announcing Baby Emmie, born yesterday. . . 8 lbs 14 oz