On Saturday, I finished the illustrations for my second children's book and breathed a sigh of relief. My deadline was closing in and it was a race against time to get them to the publisher so that they could get the book to print. UPS should be dropping that off any time today! I'm proud to say, " I DID IT!". In 5 1/2 months I painted over 40 illustrations in alkyd oils. Whew! I'm not going to lie and say I loved every minute of it. Who loves every minute of their job? To my surprise, I did love an awful lot of it though! I know this is the career for me. I believe strongly in children's literature! I am so happy to be contributing to it in a small way and so grateful for the chances I have been given to do it. Looking forward to some nice slow summer days, working on some portfolio pieces, and who knows what else!