Friday, April 22, 2011

A long story

More years ago than I want to count, I decided to write a book and get it published. So I got this Daruma, and if I understand the Japanese custom correctly, you color in one eye when you start a project, and the other when you meet your final goal. So here's how he looked for all those years, his eye, originally filled in with a permanent black Sharpie, gradually fading to gray.

To make a very long story short, well, there it is. So here Daruma is getting his other eye.

And here he is, with the finished book, with the slightly different colors of his eyes representing my years of effort, or something like that.

And here's the whole deal with a pug added because everything is better with a pug.

(There are pugs in the book too! Also zoo animals! In case that makes anyone more inclined to purchase a copy. And you can read a chapter here.)

Sunday, April 17, 2011