A Pair of Happiness

I am making a series of children’s books for Baby Grouch.  It just sounded like a good idea, when ideas kept popping into my head during a jog or whatnot.  I’m trying to act more on my ideas instead of just thinking about them so I decided to give it a go.  I’m also trying to not NOT do something if I don’t think it’s as good as it should be.  Which is hard. Because sometimes you just end up completing a bunch of crap.  But, hopefully one of these times something amazing will turn out.  Won’t know unless you try, right?

What I have learned from this process is:

1)  I suck at illustrating.  I think if I waited a year, Baby Grouch could draw better.  Maybe I’ll hire her when she turns 2.  Also, I think a big part of children’s books are the illustrations….right….

2)  I have no idea when kids begin to understand metaphors.  Or similes.  Maybe this book will be for when she’s a teenager.  Or a parent.

3)  I can never remember the difference between a metaphor and a simile.

4)  I’m impatient.  I guess I already knew that, but it was re-confirmed.

5)  I don’t think anything is ever good enough.  But I’m trying to let that go.  So here it is.  All that’s left is to laminate and bind it up at Kinkos.








update – I got it bound!

pair of happiness

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16 thoughts on “A Pair of Happiness

  1. I do believe you are much, much better than you’re giving yourself credit for.

    This is the 2nd thing I’ve read today that reminds me life is really good and I just have to do a little work to see it and remember it.

    Thank you for that.

    (See? You’re good. Really, really good.)

  2. I am crazy in love with your book, and I want a copy.

    Your style reminds me of Edward Monkton’s book, A Lovely Love Story. Highly recommended.

  3. Wow this is beautiful! I’m completely the same about not wanting to create or publish something if I don’t think it’s perfect :( I’m going to try to implement the same thinking from now on! (Oh and by the way – this time it is perfect, no question!)

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