J.D. Lake wrote:
Thanks for any assistance or advice
> (other than I shouldn't have agreed to do it).

well, that takes away my first response!!  ;-)

otherwise, force yourself to forget you didn't want to do this (you're
stuck, time to move on!), and try to think of what you would draw if you
were creating a gift to a favorite child -- son, daughter, niece,
nephew, neighbor, imaginary, etc. That might free up those old creative

If you can, go to a zoo and watch kids' faces as they watch the animals
-- pure delight! it might inspire you.

good luck,


Gail W. Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
FAX: 269.969.0652
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