The beginning of a new year seems to be a good time to look back on the old and look forward to the new, and so some type of retrospective of our illustration and story posts also seems appropriate.
For me, it’s a chance to see what was successful (or not). If something resonates with readers, then I have a better feeling of being on the right track. For new readers, it’s a chance to catch up with some of the most popular posts here. For those of you who have been reading for a while, there may be something you missed or might like to revisit.
After employing a rather complicated mathematical formula along with the very reliable and soon-to-be-patented “Chicken Peck Selector,” these are the most popular posts from May 2019. (These are shown above from left to right. Links to the full illustrations and posts follow.)
First “Most Popular” Post May 2019
“Things Chickens Won’t Tell You” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (This story tells about Pearl’s very real grief after Blanche passed away. Pearl’s heartbreak and Old Chicken language became parts of “How To Explain Christmas To Chickens.”.)
Second “Most Popular” Post May 2019
“Emily’s Summer Drawing Camp (Part 2)” read it in full here if you’d like. (This post was a real pleasure to write because it just seemed to develop on its own simply by asking myself, “And then what happened?” It is about what is possible when we truly believe in the power of love. Emily’s special ability to travel where drawing and love take her may end up as an important element when writing what I believe will be my next novel, “Conversations With Amelia.”)
Third “Most Popular” Post May 2019
“A Travel Bag For Amelia” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (This post is one of my favorites as far as conversations between Amelia and myself. She and I often spend time together “trying to figure each other out,” and this post is a good example of that.)
Thanks for joining me on this retrospective of our illustration and story posts. I have enjoyed this chance to look back and see what you as readers enjoyed the most!