It looks extremely amateurish and I feel like it could be a whole lot better. But I think the problem is that I just can't get very excited about drawing stalks of celery. I only added the word celery so that there would be one with a soft-C sound. For variety's sake. I think if I had animated the celery--given it a little smiley face or something--I would have enjoyed creating it a little bit more.
The second C illustration is better.
Although I sort of loathed this picture when I was working on it, because it wasn't coming out at all as I wanted it to. I almost gave up on it, and I actually asked my husband and one of my sons if you could tell it was supposed to be a cat. (Their reactions to that question were pretty funny. Looking at it now, I can see that it's fairly obvious it's a cat. I mean, what else could it be?)
I added the caterpillar there without naming it; it's like a little secret C word on the page, and it'll be neat to see if the kids notice it.
I'm getting excited to continue working on this project now--especially because the E pages are going to include one of my favorite animals of all--the elephant! So stay tuned!
(And just a little reminder: I'm running a giveaway. If you leave me a comment on any blog post between now and March 24, you could win one of 7 signed copies of Finding Grace. It doesn't have to be long--just come by and say hi, and you'll be entered in the contest.)