Howdy friends! Yesterday Kelly Brooks Bay (the author of the Rainbow Pants) and I (the illustrious illustrator) had a book signing…a darn early book signing might I add. The event was from 9-10am about 20 minutes away, no prob I thought, I’ll leave at about 8:35 and have plenty of time. Well, Kelly knows me all to well (Lindsay will be late and she won’t bring a pen) and offered to pick me up. The phone rings at the crack of dawn (AKA 6:50am) and I dive for it as not to wake up my husband of kids and it is Kelly letting me know what time she is picking me up:
“Hey Lindsay, it’s Kelly, we have to be there 30 minutes early so I’ll pick you up at 7:45″
“What? Seriously? You have got to be kidding.” Said the undercaffeinated illustrator.
“Ah, OK, well, I’m not sure where we are going but I’ll push it to 7…maybe a bit later.”
“Awesome!” I’m telling you, I have the temperamental artist act down pat! And look, here I am (rocking the cell-phone self portrait) at 7am sitting on my porch, drinking cup #3 and waiting for my ride:
And let the record show we had plenty of time! Unfortunately the harsh early morning sun (aka 8:35am) was not as flattering here:
The school we signed books at was so cute! It was a historic building with high tin ceilings and lots of sunlight. I love the farm mural in the background on this photo of Kelly reading The Rainbow Pants:
Look, We are rocking the hand held cell phone portrait. I really need to become famous because I have this skill down…photos with fans, oh yes! Not sure what I’d become famous for though…I wonder if many illustrators get recognized walking down the street…probably not…oh well.
Sorry about the blurry pic here, I handed my phone to someone else to get this picture of us at the book signing table.
Here is another pic of Kelly with her book, you’re welcome Kelly!
How would you like to win a signed copy of The rainbow Pants? Well all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS POST on Kelly’s blog and she will pick a winner at random. You have to leave a comment on her blog to win but feel free to leave a comment here at say howdee-do too! I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my glamorous life hahahaha and til next time happy crafting!