Grandma Honey’s Living Room

grandmahoneys-lrIn the “Destiny Has Two Grandmas” series, I’ve been busy illustrating the next book. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you might already know that. I’ve made all the characters and most of the props. For the last week or so, I’ve been building sets. Just like they do for plays and movies, I’ve been working on the walls of all the different scenes. Today, I began work on Grandma Honey’s Living Room.

Destiny and Grandma Honey talk and play together on the phone, because Grandma Honey lives in Massachusetts and Destiny in Iowa. As I was working on the sets, it is now time to work on Grandma Honey’s living room. I already have a couch, an ottoman, and a table with a light. Also, Rusty’s food and bowls are in this room. Rusty is Grandma Honey’s 5 ½ -pound Chihuahua. He hasn’t been present in other volumes of this series. Since he’s such a huge part of Grandma Honey’s life, and Destiny loves to talk to Rusty, I made the decision to bring him into the set. This means that I had to make a Rusty. And this had to be to scale, which has been some of the challenge in making everything.

Grandma Honey’s living room needs walls, but the question was what to put on the walls. I decided a window and a picture seemed appropriate. One of my friend’s, Kathy, and I were in a thrift store not long ago. We bought a nice picture to hang on the wall. I bought another one to take apart for the window. Now, I’m trying to figure out how exactly how to do that!

It’s all good when you have these ideas, but it’s certainly different when you try to put them to work. I wonder, if you’ve had that experience before? No, I’m not going to tell you what I did! You’ll have to buy the book when it comes out.

Soon! Look for “Destiny Gets Bullied!” I don’t have a release date, yet!

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