I was in the bookstore today, browsing the writing reference section, from which I have been rightly banned by my loved ones who keep having to lend me money for books, when I came across Illustrating Children’s Picture Books. The first page I opened to was a case study on Elusive Moose, illustrated by Clare Beaton, which has hand-sewn artwork made from linen and felt and rope and all manner of goodies.
Whoa. Full stop. My god, the ways in which I want to do this, this of all things. Yes, please.
I’m planning how I can do an illustrated version of Save Yourself. I am slightly hindered by the fact that I have absolutely no experience with anything even loosely labeled as “art.” But I am not going to let that deter me. I am full of stitchy goodness and I am on a goddamn mission. This will be amazing.