Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A Swarm of Snails
I was in Providence last weekend, reading
and signing books at the
Rhode Island Festival
of Children's Books and Authors,
which was wonderful, lots of fun!
When I sign copies of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks
I usually draw a snail along with my signature –
a nod to the poem Snails, in the book.
As I was dooding the aforementioned creatures,
I reflected on how satisfying and easy they are to draw.
When i returned home, I pulled out a jar of india ink
and some brushes, and drew a swarm of 41 snails.
Catsnails, Dogsnails, even a Calaverasnail.
Halloween is coming, after all.