Dear all, I’ve been poeming and rhyming my butt off, because... I’m working on my newest creation - a self-illustrated children's book - all covered in charcoal and (very) bright watercolors. And right through the opening of World Cup 2010! Am I complaining? Not at all! I’m a woman, thus very much capable of multi-tasking. I’m so excited and a little bit sad at the same time, because this is my last ‘Rima rond di Aruba’ (Rhymes around Aruba) book from a three volume collection of rhyming poetry about Aruba’s flora, fauna, traditions… *sigh* Oh well, after 60 poems about my island, I think I’m ready to switch to prose for a while. Before I continue to soak my brushes and splish my splashes, I
All Hands On Deck!
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply dreaming about in words. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get published, or whether you don't; whether you finish what you’ve started or whether you create something else, or whether you never write anything down at all, you're always busy …"
- Inspired by the words of Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)