I can tell that we are gonna be friends

I'm not in school anymore, but I still get nostalgic at the beginning of the school year. How easily we forget how hard it was to be a kid.

My mom and sister are both teachers and I have a great deal of respect for the profession. It was always eerie being at my mom's school after hours or during the summer; seeing the school empty and the teachers relaxed and speaking freely about their lives. Teachers were always real people to me, I never doubted the existence of their personal life, because they were also family friends.

But enough sentiment.
I'm finally done(!!!) with all of the interiors on my children's book, just needs a cover and I'm finished. The next book, another in the Lucky series, is already next in line, and I'll be switching gears from ducks to desert children forthwith. Reel FX is keeping me busy also.

Also, after running out of reasons not to, I joined twitter. Better late than never, I suppose. Follow me and I promise I won't retweet too many 50 cent posts.
Hope all are well :)


Orlando Sanchez said...

Oh, its the awkward turtles best friend. I was always nervous getting up in front of everyone in class, even if it was just to say your name and your hobbies. Mine would always be drawing.

Great piece.

Sandra Lucia said...

I had a turtle when I was kid.. Congrats on the children's book I cant wait to see it when its done!

Erin McGuire said...

Thanks Orlando! I think every kid hated getting up in front of the class, except for maybe the drama kids :)

Sandra, we had a turtle also, his name was Stripey, haha. Thanks, I hope you're well :)

Cateris said...

This is really cute! I love the chalkboard. I'm trying to read the names that were erased.. I think I see Sarah and Caitlyn?! ;)

Erin McGuire said...

Yep, along with Mclean, Drew, Adam, and Matt. It was easier thinking up friends' names :)

Adam Tamte Volker said...

congrats on the book miss E mcG. Can't wait to see all the work put together.


Tom Scholes said...

Lovely as always.
My mom's a teacher too :)

Adam Rex said...

Beautiful piece.

You just commented on my blog, and while I'll admit I didn't remember your name, I liked your profile picture enough to click through. Nice to see your work again! I've told you before how much I like it, right?

Congrats on the Lucky cover, too, even if you had to usurp my pal Matt to get it. Same thing happened to me on some covers I did years ago for Katy Kelly.

Mike Terry said...

Kudos to the children's book!

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