Art (Babies) and (Human) Children
One of the (few) perks of being a creative mom working from home is that I can involve my children in all my art projects which . On the flip side, allowing children to take an active role in one's work project(s) is not for the weak of heart as messages tend to get crossed quite often. One thing is for sure: working on this first wordless picture book for 4-8 y.o. has taught me a great many things about the need to have a clear message even in the absence of words. Also, to forgive myself for the times when my art baby is crystal clear in my mind but I forget to buy milk for my human children. In any case, this has only happened a few times so let's not worry about it.
A Picture Book for Children Fully Approved by CHILDREN
Here Comes Ingo is a wonderful visual story for all those who cherish the quiet kind of flourishing that goes on in dreams. With every turn of the page, whimsical collages filled with fun details wrapped in Disney-like colors lead to charming and surprising reveals.
In true form, both my children were given a chance to get involved in the initial creative phase of the book which they did with gusto but they have taken their co-creator role extremely seriously and managed to turn themselves into tireless book promoters - PR gurus. My son is in talks with his second grade teacher to arrange a book presentation to introduce book's main character, Ingo, to his classmates so we can move some copies. Meanwhile his sister has already asked each and every onte of her best friends to "tell your mom to review my mom on Amazon".