Friday, August 27, 2010

Wandering in to the Party

Doot-dee-doo... Here I am, writing a blog entry... Gee, I've never done this before. This is new. I think I've drafted a dozen of these in my head, but never actually WROTE one... Hmm. Looking around, here... Uhh... Woah. I'm surrounded by writers! I'm not a writer!

It's okay. Stay calm. I'm sure they're a really nice set. My palms are getting sweaty, now. I feel a little like I wore my sweats and a head-scarf to a cocktail party. Gah! Poor use of simile! (This is nothing like a cocktail party!) I just blew my cover! Uhhh....Panic! Quick! Do something to save face! I know! When in doubt, do what you know how to do: post a cute picture!
There. Now can I stay on board?

Hi, my name is Rachel. I'm an illustrator-in-hibernation through the long (but lovely) winter of early motherhood. My muse wakes me up for the occasional free-lance job, but mostly I spend my days being a very contented mother to 4 active and brilliant children. I do also write (a little) and would like to publish a few of my own children's books someday, and who knows, maybe even a novel. And yes, this is my first blog, and yes, I am wearing sweats.


  1. Not only can you stay on-board, I think I'll use that cartoon on the title banner...

  2. Great illustration and it's fun to read a blog by another writer/illustrator!

  3. That pirate parrot rocks! In fact, it kinda looks like he is rockin'. Welcome Rachel! I have a special place in my heart for the artiste's (see my Art Appreciation Week), and can't wait to see what else you have stashed up your pen, er, quill.

  4. I couldn't get the parrot to work with the title, but I've immortalized it on the sidebar. Thanks, Rachel!

  5. Hello, Rachel! Love the pic. Love the blog entry. *Grin*


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