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Behind the scenes of a mother & daughter's humorous journey in creating new characters, writing, illustrating,
& self publishing a children's book.

January 31, 2017

Ecstatic to be included in this ocean of creativity, I collected paint brushes and water bowls from our art supply store and learned it was time for our first weekly meeting. Dan displayed an array of potential greeting cards and we artists were asked to choose one to work on. I never...

January 25, 2017

It all started in their basement. 

This is where the recently-hired fledglings were expected to master greeting card design, roses (for sure), color theory, die cut, landscapes, and of course, New England's churches. For some reason, those church steeples resulted in a lot of money fo...

January 24, 2017

It's hard to keep a messy desk when you are part of a mother & daughter team. Even though studies say that these types of desks are seedbeds of creativity and a sure sign of genius, trust me, it doesn't fly. No matter what your age, mothers will always be mothers. So clean up. Quickly....

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Author, Kelly Tooman with illustrator,

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