I have to have my taxes done tomorrow, so tonight has consisted entirely of trying to decifer various difficult aspects of my credit card bills for clues (ex: "Wait… when did I go to Mankato, Minnesota??). Such fun. The downside is that it has taken a toll on my blog posting for the day, so I will simply leave you with two vaguely fuzzy images instead. The first is a reference to a mention I made on my blog a month or two ago when Obama was inaugurated. I mentioned a couple picture book illustrators and thought about what it would be like to make a collection of their images of our new president. The result? J.C. Phillipps of the superb Wink: The Ninja Who WAnted to Be Noticed took me at my word. And then she sent me this:
Truth be told, I am actually not worthy to receive original art made just for me. And if it looks a little blurry then that’s the fault of my scanner, not the piece. A great deal of groveling to Ms. Phillipps then. This is amazing. Also amazing? Editor Molly O’Neill over at Harper Collins. She popped into my library the other day and what do you think she gave me?
The new Frances Hardinge. Gorgeous cover. Fabulous page count. I’m looking forward to devouring this one very soon. Thanks to two wonderful lasses for making my week.