Little c is reading the novel The Legend of Holly Claus and really loving it. I think that she would also enjoy this picture book. I was shopping at BN the other day and looked through this book which confirmed my view that some of our best art is found in Children's Picture books. Jeffrey K. Bedrick is the illustator of this book, and the pictures he's created are so imaginative.. simply amazing.
Friday, November 30, 2007
You've seen the pink ornament box posted below, this box is one that I made on the road to making the other box. I hardly ever get a new design just as I'm imagining it in the first try. But, I think this box still turned out pretty cute, (the glitter on the ornament didn't photograph well) and it's going in
I like to wrap the boxes in this shred and then in tissue so that they arrive in perfect condition. Then, I take them all packaged cute to the post office. My post office has employed one or two guys that like to be funny. Last time I was at the post office, I told the postman that my package was fragile (I wanted him to put that orange sticker on it) and he asked me if I'd wrapped it properly. I told him that I thought so. He held that package above his head and asked me if I would be comfortable if he dropped it (I am not making this up). "Not really comfortable," I said. He told me I should probably re-pack it. Then he told me that my box would be stacked under other boxes up to weights of 70 pounds. It's a miracle they all don't arrive "schmooshed" (this ought to be a technical postal term). So, I told him that I was in a rush and I had to ship it now and I asked him if rather than a "fragile" sticker, I could get one that said, "place on top" and "only toss underhand". But, I'm putting more peanuts in the box next time for sure.