I'm thrilled to be part of the first installment of the PiBoIdMo Art Gallery on Tara Lazar's fabulous blog. I am in the process of learning a huge and overwhelming amount about the KidLit world each day, and Tara's blog and the PiBoIdMo contest has been a huge resource and inspiration. I am also honored to be featured with two fabulous artists (how funny is Courtney's body guard? And I love Bonnie's Piston Pete Robot), and I can't wait to read the other art gallery installment posts and see the drawings and sketches.
So now that they're up on Tara's blog you can meet Warm & Toasty. Two characters I've dreamed up who are always happily served side by side on snowy mornings. That is until the day they decide that being part of a team can't compare to being star of the show! As each parades what they believe to be their best and unique qualities about, the two realize that complimenting each other doesn't have to mean sacrificing their individuality. That might sound deep for a piece of toast and some hot cocoa but trust me, it is only through lots of silliness that they come to this realization. I've also had a lot of fun experimenting with words and rhyming for this particular story idea as you can see from my sketchbook pages. Go over to Tara's blog to check that out.
In the meantime, I've been messing with, adding to, and furthering this story every morning through discussions on the finer points of wheat bread with my 4 and 3 year old (they've got opinions!) and we do it over hot cocoa...of course.