7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #515: Featuring Rowboat Watkins

h1 December 25th, 2016 by jules

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Merry Christmas, dear Imps! Isn’t it kinda cool that it’s on a Sunday this year? I do think I’ll skip seven separate kicks today, though you all are welcome to leave yours, and just wish you a happy holiday instead. But it’s good to be able to do so on the big day itself.

My Christmas gift to you is this fantastic image from author-illustrator Rowboat Watkins. (When you’re done opening presents, read this 2015 visit with him, if you haven’t already.) I love it more than rum-laden egg nog and snow angels combined. Do click on the image to embiggen it; I love the timestamp detail. I think one of the best things about 2017 is that Rowboat will have a new picture book on shelves. Pete with No Pants will be out in May. (I just had to look up the month, and I’m pleased it’s my birthday month. It’s as if the publishing field knows how eager I am to read it. I mean, not really, but I can pretend.) You did click on the title to see that wonderful cover, yes?

I hope your day today is merry, whether or not you were visited by three spirits in the night. For anyone who wants to leave their kicks, by chance, here’s the usual wording for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

I’m grateful for you all, especially in our current political climate, and for the weekly exercise to find gratitude — especially the weeks when you have to dig for it. Merry merry!

9 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #515: Featuring Rowboat Watkins”

  1. Merry, merry to all the imps. I love the illustration by Watkins especially the timestamp. My kicks are just so glad this is here to check in and the focus on all the good. Time with family today and am dashing off to bake. See you all in the new year. Have a great week.

  2. Good morning, Imps! Hello, Rowboat! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. My kicks from the past week include:

    1) Visits
    2) Solutions
    3) TV
    4) Movies
    5) Calm
    6) Write
    7) Research

  3. Merry Merry Imps! Love the illustration this week. My big kick is being grateful for Jules & creating this happy landing place & the now-habit of being grateful for 7 things each week. And of course for all of you.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. PS – – I hope it was clear I am grateful for JULES creating this community!! the “her” got left out as I was typing too fast

  5. Jone, wow, it just occurred to me (since you typed it) that next Sunday is actually the new year. Hope you have a good week, too.

    Little Willow: Happy research, and happy holidays.

    Rachel: Thanks! I’m glad you’re all here.

  6. thanks, jules! for being the remedy to life’s stocking coals! i look forward to clinking rum-laden egg nogs with you, one day.

  7. Happy Holidays to all! I didn’t check yesterday because I convinced myself there wouldn’t be a posting. But glad I checked today. Love the image and LOVE the book cover for the new book. That elephant!

    My Kicks mostly gratitude for family who came through when I had to have surgery this past week. And rain in Los Angeles and picture books about snow since I don’t get to have any.

    Have a lovely week and Happy New Year!

  8. Merry Christmas! I enjoy stopping by to reflect and be grateful. Thank you, Jules and friends, for all the wonderful things shared here.

  9. Thanks again, Rowboat!

    Allison: Oh my. Glad you are okay.

    Happy new year, Dow — and everyone!

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