In Liz Gilbert’s book, Big Magic, she refers to ideas as actual entities of their own and goes on to explain the real magic in that. One poet talked about when an idea started coming she would run like heck to the kitchen to get paper and pen, sometimes even writing the poem backwards and capturing it “by the tail”. I know this feeling. And sitting in a classroom at an old hotel on the top of a mountain in Cloudcroft, New Mexico listening to a lecture on herbs, I found myself grabbing my notebook and not hearing another word from the class. I wrote a children’s book with feverish intensity. I needed very little editing and when I got home my daughter, Emily, agreed to do water color paintings for the book.
What resulted was a beautiful children’s book that leads the child on an adventure with Featherheart to her Grammie’s house. As she and her Grammie head out into the morning with their baskets they meet plants (and learn their identification and properties) and birds and other creatures. The book whimsically teaches while entertaining and the adult reading will learn as well.
The book is printed in a sturdy calendar format with big pictures and easy print. I hope you will let me share with you my work. For blog readers it is only $10. Call to order 303-617-3370 or email Katie@pumpkinhollowfarm.net. And as always, thank you so much for reading.