I’m working on a new book concept with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, comprised of about 60 sketches. One of the pages is about a little girl who’s happily messy. I showed Amy the first sketch, which I thought was fine, but she thought it could be better. She said one thing that captured what needed to be done; “make one sock up and the other sock down.” With this germ of inspiration, I did this new and much better drawing. Good writers make me a better illustrator. Thanks, Amy!