10/6/23 In April, 2018, I woke up to a gentle rain and felt invigorated. I grabbed a note pad and pencil and went back to bed. I had this idea in my head about a generous magpie who finds stuff for her friends, but she gets everything wrong – there's some confusion caused by homonyms. I sketched it out and realized that I could illustrate the animal characters using found objects. I could move the parts around to form different poses. It took me a year to finally finish my first picture book.