Mo Willems used to be dumb.
He used to invite lots of artsy fartsy people over for dinner
and then they'd draw all over his nice dining room table.
So he'd throw it out and get a new one.
And then it'd happen again.
But then one day,
his wife suggested putting paper over
the table whenever art freaks came over.
And that's exactly what we did
when I flew out to do some
top secret book stuff with Mr. Willems.
We had a delicious meal prepared
by Mrs. Willems
and then commenced to drawing.
Here's the morning aftermath:
This was my mess:
And this is the boy with the dumpling for a brain.
He later transformed into this:
Mrs. Willems specializes in
cool, colorful patterns:
drew both Mo's daughter Trixie
and her own daughter, Vivianne.
Her husband Matt is a killer painter
and did some really amazing sketches.
Vivianne's got skills, too!
We spent a lot of time experimenting with writing
and/or drawing with our opposite hands and/or our eyes closed.
Marquetry master and part time
Model T driving Santa Claus
proved that every finger has a personality
as well as a story.
You should meet him.
He's a riot:
Trixie's art gets better and better
every time I see it:
and whatshisface Mo did this:
It's always fun ruining Mo's furniture!