Posts Tagged: Excellence

The front door of a book

I learned early on, as a picture book writer, that the illustration is like the front door of the book. If the illustration isn’t right, then no one will even pick up the book (let alone read your text). Without the illustration, my text would not stand a chance. So you can imagine how grateful… Read more »

Shadows and Lies (and beautiful equations)

“By doing things badly, we make ourselves less real.” Thomas Merton Less real? Wow. Shoddy half-baked careless work makes you less real? Is that true? I think we know it is. In fact, I think it has something to do with beauty. I once heard Sir John Polkinghorne (yes, that really is his name) say… Read more »