Is Debbie Tilley Available?

Is Debbie Tilley available?
On June 28, 1995, yes that was 15 years ago, my rep, Richard Salzman received a call from the art director at Gallaudet University Press. Is
Debbie Tilley available to do samples for an up coming project? We're going to be publishing a signing dictionary for children, needing
around 1000 illustrations.... and that's how it all started....

Fast forward 15 years:
On December 4, 2010, Richard, my rep received an email from the Editorial Director of Gallaudet University press, they were ready to get started
on the Children's Sign Language Dictionary! I think that is the longest lead time in freelance history! As it turned out, I had been illustrating children's picture
books nonstop for a long time. The thought of doing 1,000 individual drawings sounded so great to me, I couldn't wait to get started.......

Friday, April 15, 2011

Word: DEAD

Sometimes when I see a word like dead, it's like, oh great, what am I supposed to do with  this?  Grandma's funeral?  Family dog hit by a car?  Then I remembered the possum that showed up in my living room.  After snarling at me for a while, then stinking up my whole house with some kind of green slime that came out of him, he just laid there.  I thought he must have had a heart attack and died.  So I got a shovel to scoop him up when.......the creepy damn thing opened his eyes and  reared up with his 400 pointy little teeth showing.  I thought I was having a heart attack!!  That's when I knew possums actually do play dead!  I don't really remember how I got rid of him, I think the disgusting little thing slunk out on his own.

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