Monday, January 11, 2010

Borders!



Wow it's a Cow was in the Border's Baby section!

If I reach ninety years of age, and I'm still a children's illustrator, I'll probably always take photos of my books when I find them in stores. It really is a surreal sort of feeling and I don't think it will ever get to be old hat.

19 comments:

storyqueen said...

I love when I find my books in stores!

Congratulations!!!! (There aren't enough exclamation points to express my joy!)

Well done!

Shelley

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

oh Paige..! How exciting!!!! Two beautiful books out there on the stores.. and you illustrated them. There is no better feeling. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you! xo

Candace Trew Camling said...

I am so excited for you! It's kinda cool to see what you look like also... I am always curious about fellow bloggers. I'll look for your book next time I am at the store!!

christine grove said...

Oh, wow! That's gotta feel fantastic. Congratulations!

MONICA said...

Congratulatios!!
i like very much :D your style in draws

roz said...

YAY Paige! How fun, I will have to go to borders and see if I can find it.
xo
PS you are a cutie patootie

k.h.whitaker said...

Congratulations!!!!!What an incredible feeling that must be.

Ginger*:) said...

YOWSA! What a great idea. And what a wonderful book. Since I have a copy I know what I am talking about. How hard was it to create a lift the flap book anyway? Have you thought about posting a part of the process. Did it mean two paintings for every page, Paige? ( I just had to say that)
Anyhow... congratulations this is a beautiful picture for tons of reasons and you look extremely delighted!

Jessie said...

Oh how exciting!!!!! You must be over the moon (just like the cow that jumped over!) well done :)

Phyllis Harris said...

SOOOOO EXCITING!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS and you look GREAT!!!!

theartofpuro said...

Congratulations!So exciting!What a great photo!

Karen Lee said...

Congrats Paige - This would be a great scrapbook.

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet messages and congrats :,)

Paige Keiser said...

Hi Ginger!! Yes I actually did have to two paintings - one with the background and underneath the flap animal, then I did a 4 x 5 painting with the overflap animal and a repeat of the background. It was actually pretty challenging and I had to think about my compositions a little differently since the animals couldn't be bigger than 4 x 5.

Paige Keiser said...

p.s. Also I had to be sure that the background lines/colors in the flap matched the ones beneath it. Very difficult with watercolors.

Shirley said...

Wow! Congratulations, Paige! I'm so happy for you!

mikel razi said...

Beautiful cover. Can't wait to go to the bookstore and buy it!

Erik Brooks said...

Congrats Paige, on both the "book in store" and the Babybug work! So cool to see you getting your won well-deserved recognition of late, and thank so much for your recent comments on my site.

Michelle Henninger said...

I don't blame you one bit! If I found my book in the bookstore, you better believe I'd be all over the place with my camera! So, so, excellent for you!! I love living these experiences vicarious through my blogging pals. Congrats Paige!