I love Annettle for a bunch of reasons, but not the least of which is her ability to take an idea and pare it down to its essence.
For example, I recently suggested something for Nut and Bee and I was all like ..
“Okay, so, there’s a bear, right, and he’s wearing a snorkel and beside him is a big pile of leaves, and maybe there’s like a diving board made out of sticks. Because he’s a bear, and he’s in the woods! A bear in the woods! And so he doesn’t have a pool, he has leaves! And his diving board is made from sticks, like you would find in the woods! Where’s there’s bears! He he! What do you think? Huh?”
And she looked thoughtful for a couple of seconds and then said “Maybe just a picture of a bear in a snorkel. Without the other stuff.”
So I pout a little and ask “Why not?”
An she just looked at me and said “Bear. Snorkel. Funny.”
And she was right.