"Keep working on a plan. Make no little plans. Make the biggest you can think of, and spend the rest of your life carrying it out." Harry S. Truman

Thursday, September 27, 2007

We have an illustrator !

Finally, I can share this news. I've had to bide my time while waiting for the contract to be signed and everything to become official, but now it is, and so I can shout it out : Dimitrea Tokunbo is working on the illustrations for my picture book.

Dimitrea is half Nigerian on her father's side, and American on her mother's side. How is that for serendipity striking again ? I see some kind of cosmic harmony in this Nigerian connection. It just feels right. And Dimitrea has a multicultural background, and that, to me, feels like life coming full circle.

Last, but far from least, she has an interesting illustrative background. Check out how she describes herself, below. How is that for poetry? I just love the way her words sing.

Well, actually, there is more : Dimitrea is also involved in The Children's Theater Company. Here is the CTC mission statement.

Is that great or what ?
And you'll find Dimitrea somewhere in there if you scroll down.

Now, I just have to wait to see how She sees my Ifeanyi Amadi. I also have to let go of my baby as she works to give him a face, a body, and the physical presence and expressions that she, the artist, will be coming up with. More to come on that, I'm sure.


LindaBudz said...

Nice, I like her style! You must be so excited!!

Anonymous said...

Dimitrea looks perfect for your book! I can't wait to see what she does with it. Like you, it will be hard for me to let go of my vision of Ife-Amadi. But I'm sure Dimetrea will bring him to life in a beautiful way.

Katia said...

Thank you, Linda and Sue. Yes, it is very exciting. A bit nerve-racking, too, but in a good way. The trick is to not think about it too much. Oh yeah ??? :) That said, I do have a good feeling about it. Anyway, I'll be giving updates. I just can't wait to see the first sketches, now.

Anonymous said...

I've been pleased to be able to see your illustrator on a picture in on of a site you've proposed !
Congratulations ! I 'm now waiting to see the results of her work hoping for her that there will less 'm' in her mind :-)