Friday, March 6, 2009

Pure magic

I just popped in to say hello to Julia in Prague, and guess what? Julia had this sketch all ready and waiting for me. It is the most breathtaking illustration of "Ellie's Poem" and I must say I am sitting here and literally shaking like a leaf as I think of how amazing this experience is for me.

I received the gift of a play-doh castle from a little girl and her mother (who I know only within the four walls of my commentbox), and I wrote a poem for that little girl and her mother as a way of saying thanks. That poem was then read by a mother in Prague to her own little daughter, and then that little girl posed for her own mother (an amazing artist) and was sketched into an illustration for that very same poem.

This is pure magic.

11 comments:

eurolush said...

Pure magic! Yes!!!

It IS almost magical to see two such talented and creative women make a connection the way you and Julia have...from Sydney to Prague and back again.

Love the poems and the beautiful sketch. They were made for each other! They belong together!

Now, on to pressing matters: when are you two going to write and illustrate your first children's book??? Hmmm???

RW said...

This is a great story - the act of creating as a connection across the miles.

The Coffee Lady said...

It is just so exciting to watch this develop!

Blue Mountains Mary said...

I see you have found your illustrator!

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fifi said...

isn't it great the way things are able to weave these treads through the universe. We can feel so connected.
That poem is amazing: you two could make a childrens book.

Esti said...

It's a beautiful sketch.

Soft Rock Mama said...

How fun to watch this happen.
Congratulations.

Anna of Helylle said...

isn't this the best illustration to the wondrous blogworld we share?? So grateful to be a part of this wherever and whenever it happens.

Julia said...

Eleanor, I'd be happy to illustrate any poem you wrote, truly!

trashalou said...

Oh my! I do love the innernet :-)

laura said...

What a glorious picture and it captures your words so beautifully.

It is truly amazing how the internnet connects us all. You said it best. Pure Magic!! : )