Monday, April 04, 2011


I almost didn't make it back to blog and I bet you didn't have an inkling of a clue that I was even in peril.  

Here's what happened:  We took all three kids to Disneyland for two, count them, two days.  I'm not a huge fan of crowds. Especially fun park crowds. Where do these people live in everyday life?  I've never seen exposed flesh in such vast quantities on my trips to the grocery store. Hell, I don't see it at our community pool.  Call me a prude, but please, people. If you have large gigglies, let's keep them contained. Just sayin'.

Anyway. It was pretty harry carry. No pun intended.  There was a fair amount of whining and screaming.  Some from me, most from the kids.  The Sugar Daddy just walked around and looked like the sexy hot dad he is that is willing to schelp his kids around the ant hill known as "Disney".

But the memories! We are building memories right? Well, the kids can sort that out with their therapists later.


Work Life. Yes. That's what this post is supposed to be about. My art in Work Life.  Uppercase published this book which is chalk full of amazing artists.

And then there's me.  I feel like such a poser next to so many of the other people in the book.  

Thom flipped through the book then he looked at me and said, "Mom, you're so good. You're like the best."

And this is how we ended up at Disneyland. See how that works?

Here's the piece I did for the book.

And here's a look at the entire book.

You can purchase the book here if you are so inclined.

I'm off to get caught up on the laundry and spend the entire day trying to get "It's a Small World" and some awful mental pictures of Disneyland people out of my head,


ahollandetc said...

Congrats on the uppercase mag!! You are so talented with your distinctly styled, beautiful, amazing, hand-drawn illos. Never doubt that! And never stop drawing, it's what you do best!

Glad you had a wonderful bday weekend! Sad we couldn't meet ironic that the day we go south you go north. Next time.

P.S. Everyone: if you don't want to watch the entire and just want to see forward to 2:43 :)

Mary said...

You are not a poser! Your illustrations are charming and fun. And you make them look effortless.

jaredging said...

Very good illustration, April! I like it!

Laurie said...

Love your illustration April, how cool to be published in a book! Yes, I agree Disney can be a tough place to go with little ones' we went to Disney World with my three, 13, 11 and 3 and I was amazed at how good my little guy was, just sat in the stroller and looked around, went on the rides that were his size and it was great, it was other kids that made me nervous, seemed like there was always someone getting lost. Told my hubby we don't go back until my little guy is about 10...

Mindy Gledhill said...

April! You are amazing! And that book looks oh, so juicy. Of course, you already know how much I love your illustrations.

Danee said...

You brought a tear to me eye with your child's comment. Sweet. We took the kids to Disneyland 4 years ago and I get your issue with the clothes, or lack there of. We've been to Disney World 3 times and it is no better except there you an easily see that the Europeans who were all thin and eating yogurt, salads, fruit and the Americans are all fat eating deep fried pizza, double cheese quarter pounder butter burgers and deep fried milkshakes. Ok, so maybe not that bad but you get my point.

Apryl said...!! can't believe you went at all, actually! ha!