When the Safer at Home orders came down, some people asked me, “Are you going to write another book during all of this free time?” And I was really annoyed, because I didn’t have any more free time! I have a child, and it was spring, and I had to make lunch a lot. But… Read more »
How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State
This one is for Valette.
I read and reread the past four Tufa books very carefully, looking for things that would create beautiful scenes in a coloring book. (I drew The Tufa Coloring Book.) So, I was relieved recently to crack open Alex Bledsoe’s latest book, Gather Her Round, and just, you know. Read it. Having read the previous four… Read more »
The Music of Childhood
Zanimal and I always listen to The Decemberist’s album The King is Dead in the car, when I’m chauffeuring her around, as parents do these days. We hypothesize that Avery is a cat. I think someday, she will hear the Decemberists and be brought magically back to her childhood drives with me. This is the… Read more »
Inspired by Oleanna Cunneen, I created a border
In researching the history of Mount Horeb for the troll coloring book, I learned about this woman Oleanna Cunneen. She was of Norwegian descent, and she did a lot of art in a very traditional, Norwegian style. She was the first troll creator in Mount Horeb. Her trolls were about a foot high, usually, and… Read more »
No, I Have Underwear
I have some ideas I’d like to run by you, about improving War and Peace: The Prince should be a vampire. We should add Jonathan Strange, this book needs a magician! All of the men should be women. All of the women should still be women. All of the swords should be cats. This way,… Read more »
I resemble that person-
I went to have lunch with my daughter at school, and as I was signing in, the secretary said, “Oh, great article on you!” “What?” “In the newspaper.” So, I dropped by the gas station and picked up a copy, and FRONT PAGE! THAT’S ME! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, The Town of… Read more »
Today’s comic is Teresa Burritt’s ? Frog Applause:
This is Net.
This afternoon, my daughter and I played a friendly game of, Let’s Spread Out That Net We Found at the Dumps Today and See How Big It Is! For better or worse, we don’t have trash service. The up side is that we find treasures occasionally. I’ve been wanting some netting to prop up the… Read more »
Ghost Cow, or Something More?
I’ve been keeping the sheep in some flimsy, portable fencing during the day, and then going out before dark and herding them into more secure fencing for the night. This evening, while binge watching Parks and Recreation, I forgot to go outside and secure them before dark. I went out late, and the sheep were… Read more »