This is the photo that started it all. I, Gigi, got nervous because my son and grandson were still out in the snow in the woods for over two hours. I bundled up and hiked back to the creek. Taking photos of the winter wonderland as I went. I came upon them sitting quiet and still, watching the snow. Content. Peaceful. I took this photo and many more of this snowy day enjoyed by a dad and his son.
About this time last year is when I asked Lee Steadman to paint this photo. I wanted to surprise my son at Christmas. When Lee brought the painting to me, he told me there is a book here. And here we are.
I am so grateful for this book. I have learned so much. This journey has brought me so many gifts along the way. Amazed and awed by my friend Lee’s talent. Gained a new friendship with the wonderful Steadman family. Reconnected with my creative and patient brother-in-law, Jim Colvin. Grew an incredible appreciation for the work that goes into designing children’s picture books (more about that later). Forever grateful for my cheerleaders (you know who you are) who believed in this endeavor. Last but not least, this would not have happened if not for my husband, my patron, my rock.
Isabel Allende said “Write what should not be forgotten”. That’s what I tried to do here. A reminder that it is the simple things that make life worth living. That and people to share it with.
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