3.02.2010

Something I've been thinking about

I just came from a little poetry gathering with my poetry class. It was at my professor's house in Springville, and it was so lovely. Nice people, beautiful paintings on the wall, good poems shared, classy food. Mostly what I came away with, and I'm not sure exactly what prompted this, but something I've been thinking about for a long time has definitely been at the front of my mind and I feel stronger about it than I have ever before. I really want to write and illustrate children's books! I feel like I can do it and I feel like it might be a way that I can make a difference in the ways that I want to. The books that I grew up with shaped me and I want to make things that will help other children grow up in a good way. I want to remind them that life is magical. I want to teach them that they don't have to be cynical or rely on satire to understand the world in which we live. I don't know what to do first, or how to go about the first steps, but I'm really excited!

10 comments:

Sofia Deyanira said...

Shazam, bingo! Yes, I believe you would add a lot to your own line of childrens' stories.

ani said...

Yeah! I can't wait! For a long time now I have dreamed of reading a children's book authored and illustrated by you!

k. double-u. said...

Yes! You'll make the loveliest books. Please say your cute little owl will find his way into one of your stories.

sara said...

ash. i finally saw your gift to davey on his 27th birthday: "songs i love" & "words i love". tears came to my eyes. the work you produce is so beautiful. you are so beautiful.

Brooke said...

Yeah!! Do it!! You can put me on the list already to buy your first one. ..and you second and so on.

zlb said...

called it.

david. said...

i'd like a first edition copy. i expect it to be signed and dedicated.
thank you.

shelly said...

I will be your most loyal customer and I'll shout your name from the rooftops!

C-|-W said...

I have some books on Children's book publishing. I'll lend them to you next time I see you.

Ann Marie said...

oh! if you wrote children's books i would buy every one and read them night after night to my kids. i'm so sorry your workshop was oh so lame-o.