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Like all modest girls of her day, Sadie is not quite ready for a full introduction. But I cannot put her off any longer, she at least wants to casually meet you. So here she is:
I have toiled and toiled over her, and there’s still so much to do! Alas, last Friday I was felled by a mysterious ailment. I suspect Nargles!
I wasn’t able to do anything but groan until Sunday, at which time I worked some more on the art for “Hazel Twigg & the Hollyhock Hideaway.”
No, no! You flatter me! Not the drawings themselves! Apparently, my drawing skills are getting worse!
You be the judge.
Here’s another version of a drawing for the current book by me (it won’t give anything away):
And here’s Nina’s, pre-color:
But! They let me help with the back and forth, where I can say, “No, that’s not quite what I had in mind. How can I make it clearer? Did you not see my sketch?”
Well. One does what one can. In the meantime, back to work. I have an appearance – a public appearance mind you! Not the usual kind where it’s just me appearing for myself in my house (to great applause, I might add) – come Wednesday! My public awaits! In the Rolfe public library! Which seems just the place!
I’m working on my rider. You don’t know what a rider is? Well, you’ll find out.
Oh, how you’ll find out…
~ quote from act 5 of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.
Apparently, you just can’t rush perfection. Especially if it’s a little rusty. Look for Sadie tomorrow! And tomorrow, and tomorrow…
I am furiously toiling trying to get Sadie completed for her big day tomorrow. Wish me luck!