Friday, September 6, 2013

Shel's Bat

About a month ago I was asked to illustrate a page for a first grade poetry anthology.  An  interesting thing happened. I sketched the bat as requested but the publisher found out they could not legally print another illustration along with a poem by Shel Silverstein. So my bat was left out in the printed piece and replaced with  Shel's bat, which is OK, but heck, I like my bat better ( apologies to Shel, rest his soul). But it's all good.

This inspired me to write a bat poem, which was too long for the layout, but  I may show it later, along with a caterpillar poem. Poetry is fun when you are in the flow.

 I  embellished the caterpillar a bit for art's sake.