Spent the weekend scoping out the pools and garden mazes and cabana castles and couldn't help being inspired by the surroundings... I wondered what if the gardens had a lazy river running through them. I wondered what if the infinity pool went on for infinity. So I sketched them out.
Brian Wonders: The Making of a Children's Book
HIGHLIGHT OF MY BIRTHDAY WEEK
Last week, Dave Eggers was in town signing copies of his latest book now on paperback, The Circle. The signing was being held at the 826 Time Travel Mart in Echo Park. I popped into the mart and stepped into line, eager to meet him and show him a copy of my book, Brian Wonders. Thirty minutes later, I stepped out of the mart, feeling in a bit of a daze, feeling a little like I had traveled into a different dimension -- Dave Eggers had bought the copy of Brian Wonders, on the spot!
I wish I had taken a photo to capture the moment, but this is more or less what that picture would have looked like. In any case, the note he wrote next to his autograph far surpasses any photo my iPhone would have snapped, "Victor -- Keep making beautiful books." Big hug for the support, Dave, and thank you!