This week I am celebrating rain! It finally rained in California! Not much, but I hope it keeps coming. My plants need it. I'm tired of water rationing and the fear of getting fined. Not that I'm going to waste water. I water my lawn once or twice a week and I'm feeling as if people are giving me dirty looks every time I'm out there. So, I'm talking to myself with the hose in hand saying, "It's once a week, People! My grass is dying! Chill out!" They aren't going to pay my fine if my grass completely dies, so whatever.
I am also celebrating good advice from a friend on my picture book and collaborating with a friend. I may be able to look for an agent sooner than later without finishing all the illustrations beforehand.
Another friend told me this week that she wrote a children's book that she was looking for an artist to illustrate. Normally, I would say no to these things, but her story had a good premise. If I can get MY book published, there may be a chance that we can pitch HER book. Or at least get her book picked up even if I'm not chosen to do the illustrations. With the way the PB market is these days, this may just be wishful thinking.
I found an art blog hop called Creative Every Day where you can post something creative that you made that day. There are some people that make scrapbooks, prints, art journals, and other crafty stuff. Not just drawing and painting. I thought it would be fun, so I joined. The other blogs are inspirational because they do things that I don't, but would like to do. It's very relaxed, so there's no pressure to post every day. http://creativeeveryday.com/
On the way to our favorite Indian restaurant, we stumbled upon a farmers' market. We tried dried jujube's for the first time and it was delicious! I had never even heard of it before then. It was crunchy on the outside with a soft and sweet center. It tasted like candy. The merchant told us it was like a cross between a date and an apple. We bought a bag and plan on going to the farmers' market more often.
What are you celebrating?