I suppose you read the title. Wishful thinking, ba? From time immemorial, Nigerians have always crashed weddings. Okay, I know “crashing” sounds like a bad word, but if you were not invited to the wedding, i.e. you did not get … Continue reading →
… And after Number 3 is Number …. Oh, I’m just itching to write 7 here. Wait, I just did 😉 But, no that’s the wrong answer. The correct answer is 4. You’re welcome. I am quite pleased to announce … Continue reading →
If you take one look at the calendar, you’ll notice that it says ‘November.’ After November comes, what? December! That’s right. That gives you less than two months to rock those outfits you’ve been saving before 2013 ends. Anyone who … Continue reading →
In a typical wedding ceremony (traditional, white, court) the couple exchanges wedding rings. So, in our world today, one surefire way of telling if a man or woman is married, is by looking at their hands for the tell-tale sign: … Continue reading →
We are down to the last 4 months of the year. Can you believe it? Where did the year go? Anyway, this time of the year is usually filled with a lot of events. If you’re looking for styles to … Continue reading →
Aso-Ebi is a Yoruba term, which literally translates to family cloth, as Aso means “cloth” and Ebi means “family.” For my non-Nigerian readers, it is pronounced ‘Ah-Shaw-Eh-Bee.’ There! That wasn’t so hard now, was it? Continue reading →
Disclaimer: I have never written Flash Fiction before, so let’s just see how this goes. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
The entire bridal train had already danced their way into the reception hall. Everyone was waiting for the two people at the center of the celebration: the bride and her groom. As soon as he spotted them, the DJ changed the music and everyone abandoned their idle chatter to focus on the new Mr. & Mrs. They did not disappoint. Continue reading →
Whoa! Can you believe we are in the last three months of the year? This year has been zooming fast sha. Chai! Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far with comments on this blog and offline. I … Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.