It's not an impossibility to go back in time when you have good memories. When I was five, my grandfather built a playhouse, dutch door and all, which provided a place for endless hours of make-believe for me, my sisters, and friends.
The Playhouse 8 1/2 x 11 pastel
Idea... wash doll clothes. Bucket, water, bubbly soap.. good. Bubbly soapy water & dirt... ooh mud! Shovel, dishes... mud pies. Great! Need sign. Paper, crayons, tape... sign. Now we're in business. Hmm. What to do next?
It's true, they're ugly. Then, why has our family made them year after year for several generations? Why are they piled so high? and why do we love them so much?
Because they're so amazingly delicious!
What's the secret? A big chunk of cream cheese (4 oz for a dozen eggs) mixed with the cooked egg yolks. Then a little mustard, salt, and plenty of mayo. The paprika is a weak effort to improve their appearance.
But in the end, it doesn't matter how these deviled eggs look. They'll be snatched up in a blink, anyway. You could make them pretty, and they'll still taste great... but why bother?
Good news for illustrators of children's books!Picture Bookies Showcase is now accepting submissions of illustrations to post on their blog. This is a great way for illustrators to get some web exposure and there is no cost. See Sherry Rogers' blog for all the details and get those illos out there!
The blog is sponsered by a small group of children's book illustrators: