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Hard copy illustrations have arrived!

GREAT NEWS! The shipment from Latvia arrived! Took long enough – that’s for sure… but the box and it’s valuable contents were totally unscathed. Sent an email to Aija to let her know, and she replied to tell me that she had been praying for one week straight, in the hopes that the shipment would arrive safely…well that explains why I hadn’t heard from her at all during the prior week!

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Still awaiting the illustrations

Sent an email to Aija and she doesn’t seem too concerned about the illustrations getting to me. She seems pretty confident about the security of the package – although I can somehow feel that she too is a bit concerned about the shipment getting here. Well, being concerned is a trait that sometimes we can’t ignore.

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Busy, busy with various projects

I’m still busy on other projects, but excitedly anticipating Aija’s first sketches!

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The creative juices are flowing

Yay – the bells are going off, we’re back in touch again! I’m just not used to people losing touch with me like that. But all is well – Aija explained to me that she doesn’t start on projects until she’s 100% ready, and prior to starting, she prays daily and gives herself space until she has the full vision of how to start – and then the ideas just flow out of her from start to end. This is totally understandable. I’m giving her the space that’s needed to accomplish this. In the meantime, I’m taking this opportunity to do some research on more recipes for the future two cookbooks. My husband and I are planning a Northern California road trip too.

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Still no word from Aija

I still haven’t heard back from Aija, but I’m sure there is much happening in Latvia that I have no clue about over here in the States.

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I can’t reach my Aija

I’m a bit concerned because for the life of me, I can’t reach my Aija! I haven’t received an email response back from her for a while now.

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Found my illustrator: Aija Jasuna!

This is another HUGE development in my children’s book journey – Aija from Latvia is the star! She absolutely hit the nail on the head. She captured the essence of 2 of the characters in just about the same way I had envisioned them. The illustrations are truly magical. So now we’re talking up a business deal.

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