March 30, 2011

The LAST Snowman.

Last week it snowed. It was prolly one of the last snows of the winter, and it was lovely sticky snow, really perfect for making a snowman. I was in the kitchen making dinner and I watched the 14 year old girl through the window. This scene unfolded before me...



When she noticed that I was watching, she waved shyly. I thought, "that's so sweet; she's fourteen but she's still a child..." When I showed her this drawing, she denied being embarrassed, but a mother knows these things.



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DISC SCRATCH!

There is more to this story but I've removed it from the blog and here's why:

The LAST Snowman has been expanded (more drawings) and released as an ebook! Find out more about it here or just go straight to Amazon. Because stories! And hot chocolate!

Thanks for reading and stay tooned.



31 comments:

  1. I am a first time reader. This. Is. Awesome!!! So original!!! Love it. My eldest just turned 5. I can't believe she'll be 14 some day. Yikes.

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  2. i so heart this one i think its my favorite you have ever done it shows that no matter how big or old they are they are still kids at heart
    ang

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  3. Aww so sweet.
    I hope she liked your drawing.

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  4. That is so not cool that it didn't save my comment! Now I have to remember what I said. It was something like... I believe you are right about the men falling for her. And thank God she has you for when the camera fails. I'm sure there was more, but that would require more thinking.

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  5. I love how you can catch the sweetest of moments.

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  6. Wow...I really enjoyed such a sweet story. I too have a 14 year old daughter and I so wish I had more moments like that with her.

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  7. All that work building a snowman and I crushes her. I don't think I would build another snowman if I was her.

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  8. So sweet! Really pretty drawings too.

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  9. omg lol Racer loved this! It was his story before bedtime and we read it 3 times.

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  10. So sweet, I think I'll turn this into a flip book - tell her not to worry, there'll be more snow soon :)

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  11. OH! I absolutely LOVE this!!!

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  12. That made me all sniffly and stuffs. My girl is 15 and you could have been talking about her. What happened to our babies!?!

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  13. Hope her first date won't drop and topple on her too though! Sorry... that was rude after reading such a cute and sweet story!

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  14. Yep, I'm all sniffly now too. I love this! You have so perfectly captured a "moment in time".

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  15. It is hard to think my girls will be that age. I hope they still love to make snowmen at 14 too. ♥

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  16. How wonderful that you saw her in this way and you captured it for all to see. Wonderful story.

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  17. Thank-you for the love! I'm so glad this story resonated with you. It certainly is a metaphor for many things about a young girl growing up. I sometimes wish I could put her back inside, but we all know that's not possible.

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  18. You have an infinite talent to see things from so many sides and then bring them all to us in a visual wonderland - thank you :)

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  19. That is too cute. I'd hate to know what a snowman feels like when it falls on you...my best guess though is really, really, really cold.

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  20. That last line certainly melted me. Get it? Melted??? Yeah, I'm not really that funny. :)

    Such a cute post!!

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  21. I love this too! I did this with my boos this horrid winter. (and spring) and I wish that my sister had caught it. It was COLD lol.

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  22. Awwwww. I love this one A LOT. Fortunately she has a mom who can draw like this and capture the moments for her. Nicely done!

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  23. It's wonderful, JC! Don't know what brought me here, but glad something brought me. :)

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    1. I'm glad Paula. It's certainly become a family favourite.

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  24. Awesome, and giggle inducing! Glad I got a chance to read this one all the way through!

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  25. This is my favorite one. Just showed my daughter after I searched for it.

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