Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Off again -

- heading out in the morning to Lexington, Kentucky for a 2-day book signing at Breyerfest (a thing that I was previously unaware existed.) Breyer ("Home to the World's Finest Model Horses") is collaborating with Feiwel & Friends (imprint of Macmillan) to produce a series of books called "The Wind Dancers" (the first cover of which is above) coming out in November.

I worked on the first four in illustrative collaboration with my good friend and POBL mate, Jo Gershman (again - too many illustrations needed in way too short a time to do them all myself). We finished the first four early this year and are now starting into the second batch of four.

Anyhow, I'm off to the horse-center of the universe to greet horse-model collecting, horse-book buying little girls. If you don't read about my demise-due-to-humidity (I was unaware that this was an *outdoor* festival. In Kentucky. In *July*. There is a reason I live in the Pacific Northwest!), I will be back on Sunday.


Maddy said...

Ooo my daughter was keen on those horses for a while, since moved onto other things since then. Just as well as they cost an arm and a leg.

Have fun!

She Who Flies said...

I know Lexington pretty well! (spent about 7 weeks there in 2001, on a work assignment).

Have fun at this horse-y fair!

Chris.P said...

Have a great time Tara. I look forward to your report.

Take care.

d. moll, said...

I had a few of those model horses as a girl. Back then Margerite Henry was the big horsie author. Last year for one of the drawing classes I teach I got some model horses for the students to draw before we went on a field trip to see the real thing. HAve fun!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Sweetie, I hope you don't melt...I fear for you...I know how hot it will be there...I know how hot it is here...hurry, get back to the cool!!! So please Tara, don't melt and take plenty of paper towels with you!'

Rima said...

Blimey... hoardes of horsey little girls in the heat! Good luck!
Anything arrived in the post yet? :)
x Rima

Naturegirl said...

Tara how wonder to be inspired by all these little readers who will no doubt tell you how much they love you!
This big girl does! Enjoy every moment and I hope you brought along a hand held fan. :)NG

Anonymous said...

Oh, if I were little again, I'd be in heaven. I loved hourses so much and rode all the time. Love the cover. It's so inviting. I thought I'd let you know I passed on a blogger award. normally, I don't do this but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your art and creativity.

Eric Orchard said...

Is your paper curling up?Mine does when it's humid. Have you registered at I'm looking for your profile there.

Hayden said...

eiiii.... hope you survived it! KY in the summer isn't my idea of fun - May is about as late as I'll go!