When Time Stands Still


I’ve noticed how much I miss times when I was young, very young, and could sit and read. My whole family actually are book/comic junkies… I find that I love books that have heros and heroines that are book junkies as well. What a lovely thing it is to delve straight into a story and come out as though you just returned from a wonderful adventure. And what a wonderful thing to be able to draw from your mind.

Sometimes it really dawns on me how truly lucky I am that I draw… being able to get out what is in my head down on paper- but not just in words- in pictures! Illustrations are so powerful… and I think about the children poring over pictures, putting their hands softly on the page as they greedily soak in all the details and then…. the best part: they imagine it for themselves!
Don’t ever forget it. :)
On a lighter note, here is the drawing for my next painting… it’s actually for my sister’s family… Ethan (Peter Pan) is actually not even one years old yet, but I wanted each child to be in the painting. Wendy is Maya and Eva is Tinkerbell, although I purposefully made her larger. I had lots of fun drawing the roots and the leaves… I think this will be fun. Let’s hope I don’t get too eager and “over work” my painting… I had a horrible habit of doing that in college (I’m so sorry for my Special Studies professor- I simply wasn’t patient! I learned the hard way, I know.)
I also made some changes to my blogger page- the fish thing was just something I thought was adorable… plus I like the idea of “koi” fish because well the Japanese aspect of it, but also because Josh and I graduated from CSULB (Cal State Long Beach). On campus is a Japanese Garden… which also hosts weddings. One day when we make enough money, we hope to have our wedding there… although time has been ticking away so I don’t know if we’ll ever get to, but at least we’ve both been there before…. and they have Koi. It is beautiful. :) If you click on the title of this blog, it will take you to their website…
Well, enjoy the warm night and hopefully, you have a lovely sunset, too! (the one we saw while walking the pugs was delightfully pink-orange against a blue). Josh said “Isn’t it wonderful how nature has compliments everywhere? (referring to complimentary colors).” Too true. Look out for them and you’ll see- the red rose with the green leaves…etc.
Grab a good book one day and just remember!!

About maiskemble

I am a published author/illustrator of children's books. I live and work in Long Beach, CA with my husband, comic book artist/t-shirt designer, Joshua Kemble.

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