Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oh. So That's What I've Been Doing Wrong

You know, if I'm doing a book signing, I figure if I put on make-up and earrings and made sure I've got a good pen, I've gone over the top for preparation. Crowe's Nest has a post up about Grace Lin baking and decorating 80 cupcakes, putting them in boxes and then putting the boxes in goody bags with some homemade paper flowers, a poster, and an activity sheet all to give out at a signing...where she also did a slide show.

Don't those paper flowers look like the things we all made out of tissues and bobby pins when we were in grade school? Because I think I could do that. Though it wouldn't relate in any way to anything I've ever written.


Charlotte said...

I was in awe when I saw what Grace did. I don't think I could ever make paper flowers that looked so good. Mine would wilt.

Gail Gauthier said...

I've never tried anything bigger than giving out bookmarks, but I suspect that I wouldn't be able to pull it off. Even when I do something special within our family, I tend to get a "Huh?" response. I'd be afraid that no matter how good a job I did on some book-related item, the response would be, "Huh? Why'd she do that? What's this supposed to be?"