I call it The Tao of Boo. It is a true story of transition and growth - with cartoons!
Any of you who have been with me over the past year know that I had to give up my day job for health reasons and find a new path. I was blessed with the opportunity to work in my studio every day and explore a wide range of techniques and materials. During that year (and a bit) I've had a lot of time to ponder over things and make adjustments to a new stage of life.
Those of you too young to have experienced a massive hot flash that soaked straight through your clothes and plastered your new perky hairdo to your forehead while being introduced to the new boss/client/sexy new neighbor will not need to read this book. And if you have not yet reached a period where your life feels like it is spiraling out of control or suddenly realized that absolutely nothing you are doing at this point in time is the slightest bit meaningful to you - you're still okay. But, if you have reached that moment when you recognize that your time on this earth is more than half over and you are thinking "shit, I wasn't paying attention", I wrote this book for you - for all of us who have reached that third stage of life without directions on how to face changing times and aging with grace, humour, compassion and cheerful acceptance.
The anecdotes touch on Buddhist philosophy, Jewish wisdom, Amish simplicity and some Boo-isms to make statements about simplifying, learning to like yourself, stretching, growing and remembering how to laugh, at everything.
I'll let you know if the publishing gods smile upon it and make it available some time in the future. In the meantime I'm already cooking up ideas for the next one. It was so much fun!