Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Writerly Wednesday: Everything's Popping Up Monsters

The universe is nudging me. I've been seeing monsters this week, everywhere I turn. Even Google's Doodle on Monday made me grin. It would've been Mr. Sendak's 85th birthday on Monday. Happy Birthday, to the illustrator and author who introduced me to a world of monsters, so long ago. 



I read a fabulous interview by author Tara Lazar, who happened to have her adorable picture book, THE MONSTORE published this week! Congrats and can't wait to get my hands on it!

Interview with author and illustrator and Inkygirl HERE.

I would kill for the illustrator of THE MONSTORE James Burks if I ever have any of my monsterly picture books published. I <3 his work!

Or, maybe my own daughter will be ready...

She has a new hobby. She's refurbb'ing old oils from garage sales and thrift stores with monsterly charm. She's done seven so far, and this week, she had an offer to put one in a furniture gallery on display... yes, mom is proud! 

This one happened to be one of my oils I painted when I was in high school. She painted it for my yoga studio. We're calling it Be the Tree. 

So, if this isn't inspiration to get my butt in the chair and work on those monsterly stories, I don't know what is. 

What has inspired you to write this week?

Have a writerly week, y'all~




6 comments:

  1. Wow...your oil painting is amazing! And how your daughter is enhancing the paintings is awesome. Definite inspiration. Butt in chair now! :) My inspiration this week has come from sitting on the gorgeous beaches of Kauai...and that if I want to be able to do this more often, then I need to write and sell more books. :)

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    1. Thanks Michael! Ooh, the beach... have fun!

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  2. I love your daughter's illustration, it's brilliant. The Monstore looks like a fun book, and good luck with your own monster story. :D

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    1. Wow, thanks Clare. I'll let Ashley know you liked it. I have put two others of hers on my right sidebar.

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  3. Let those inner monsters out and write away! Tara's book is awesome, I was lucky enough to buy a copy before they sold out at the NJSCBWI conference last week. Inspiration this week: knowing that summer vacation is almost here and I'll be writing away without worrying about things like homework....

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! Wow, you were lucky to get Tara's book. I hope the summertime allows you to write and write and write...

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