Thursday, February 26, 2009

Keeping it in the Family

I've blogged about my family before--much to their chagrin, I expect. I consider myself supremely fortunate in the children I have been blessed with. They're are amazing people--and even though 3/4 of them are triplets, each are wonderfully different and individually awesome.

The trips and I enjoy a number of shared activities. Games, movies, long walks, food, the outdoors, horses, God, family, apple pie, chocolate, and so on...

It's particularly gratifying, too, when a shared interest brings you closer together. Such is the case with my son, Erick. Yeah, the kid who got his car sideswiped several weeks back and is still waiting on the insurance settlement. Poor guy.

Anyway, Erick has always had a gift for art and drawing. He also is a very capable writer, winning a prestigious writing contest sveral years ago sponsored by the Veteran's Administration. Erick is studying graphic design and studio arts. He is also my web-designer. He has designed every website I've had and under the auspices of his 'SwankyStudios', he is currently developing a new website design for, as well as new ones for several new writing personas/projects I'm working on.

In addition, Erick and I are embarking on another project. We are collaborating on a series of children's books! I will provide the text (with Erick's input) and Erick will provide the illustrations. (The only thing I'm capable of drawing is a horse.) We're both very excited about the concept and are very much enjoying the process involved in the conception, planning and development of the idea. We're really looking forward to the actual pencil to paper aspect of the creative process, as well. But beyond this is the creative give and take we get to experience as we bounce ideas off each other seeking to put together this ambitious project.

I'm hopeful for a pretty nifty outcome. But I realize the real reward is the time we share during our 'book talks' and the enduring memories we make.

And if we make a few bucks from our joint venture?

All the better.

~Bullet Hole Bacus~


Gemma Halliday said...

That sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to write children's books. Keep us posted!


Kathy Bacus said...

Will do, Gemma!

And once again, I'm so thrilled with your baby news!

~Bullet Hole~

LuAnn said...

You're lucky to be able to work together on this sort of project! Congratulations.

Refhater said...

Best of luck with the children's books!

Blondie0409 said...

That's so cool that your doing that. My mother and I are planning to do that as well--she is a first grade teacher, and has this dream to read her own book to her class.