Good Friends are Never Forgotten. Happy Birthday Kevin!
Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 1)


Dear friend,

Thank you so much for your comments on my last posts. It makes me so happy to hear from you, your positive energy is already making me feel so much better :).

Today I want to celebrate a very special event that's taking place between this side of the world (my studio to give you the exact location) and the headquarters of Editions Auzou in France. There was a little visual clue on this post. I'm talking about one of the the books that I want to make while I'm still moving around here on Planet Earth. A beautiful book for children and sensitive adults made out of my papercut designs. 

It will be hard work. I will be totally immersed in this project starting right now with this post, and ending in the middle of May. But I don't want to make of this process an isolating experience. I'm looking forward to sharing the journey if you have the patience to read my updates. Your feedback will be highly appreciated because I know that it will keep me inspired, energetic and excited. Let's make a deal: I show you what it takes to create a book like this from the beginning to the end and you send me your good energy and feedback to keep me going. Deal?


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Let me start right now by saying that the man behind my inspiration for this book is  Jean de La Fontaine. He passed away on a day like today, April 13th, but in the year of 1695. We never met because I wasn't even born when he was alive, not even my grandma was born back then, or my grandma's grandma. But I'm totally sure that I would have loved meeting him in person. Don't worry about his big hair or pointy nose. Let's not judge a person by his appearance. This man was highly gifted. His work was done many years ago, but it has passed from generation to generation up to this day and I'm pretty sure that it's going to stay alive forever. 

Dear friend, welcome to the exciting and wonderful process that I know it will be illustrating Fables de La Fontaine by truly yours (little sparkly fireworks here). I am really looking forward to this journey!.

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Have a great day!

Elsita :)