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  • While sloth slept,

    leopard lept,

    and reptile crept.

    San Cassimally

  • San Cassimally tried to contact me through retells, and I missed his communications at first, because for some reason, his retells, unlike some of the others, never appeared in my inbox. Komachi, San's artist, is unable to continue work at this time and he wanted to see if I could take over illustrating his children's book, A Carnival of Animals. I told him I would consider it, and produced a sample painting, which is on the first page of this story.

    I also produced a VERY HASTY SKETCH of a proposed page, which he may not like, which is on the following page.

    I THINK a partnership toward illustrating a book may be incipient. We probably would not have connected if it weren't for Cowbird. I am grateful to San for asking and grateful to Cowbird for making the connection possible.

    You can see Komachi's lovely delicate illustration of the first page of mine here.
  • Images:

    1)"Leopard Lept," by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt, acrylics on watercolor paper in A3 Moleskin sketchbook.
    2)"Snail mail," by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt, SKETCH in pencil, acrylic and gouache on computer paper. UNFINISHED!


    I am still sick. Because my condition requires time-consuming ameliorations, (and in my "spare" time, I've been busy with San's illos), I have been unable to get online much.

    My trip to NY is fast approaching (Thursday, the 18th of April), but I may be unable to go if I don't recover. I was planning to go to receive an award and also see children, grandchildren and friends.
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