I chose the word sloth for the Weekword prompt this week after finishing my last day at work before our move. I thought I’d be writing about a very lazy week in which I took it easy, ate lunches out with friends, played cards and read novels. Instead, the week filled up with surprises, mostly pleasant, but requiring reams of paperwork and errands. Aw well, I am not a very good sloth anyway!

I recently completed illustrations for a fabulous new novel that takes place in the Amazon rainforest. The book, The Understory was written by Elizabeth Leiknes and will be published this June. I had the great pleasure of creating the cover illustration as well as  little rainforest dingbats that were used to separate the sections and decorate the chapter heads. The first step, of course, was to read the book.  It was amazing! But don’t take my word for it, check out the reviews on Goodreads. It was a lot of fun researching the plants and animals of the rainforest, especially the adorable sloth! Sloth faces have such personality. Above is a color version.

In the book, a little b/w sloth swings from the letter U in the word Sunday.

Take a look at the slothful fun others have had this week:
Sally at Sow and Sew
Jen at Timballoo
Emma at the Gift Shed
Katy at Misericordia

It’s nice to be back, thanks for the warm welcome! Now who’s up next? (tapping chin with finger)

Heather will pick our next word! Head over to her blog to get a glimpse of what’s to come!


  1. I love your sloth! Unfortunately I have been the antithesis of a sloth this week so I had better not play, haha. Thanks for picking such a great word, nice to have you back!

  2. Sloths really are lovely, aren’t they! Thanks for an excellent choice of word.

  3. …have been somewhat slothful myself of late…….but I love ‘the happy with who I am’ energy that your sloth imparts to me!

  4. Great sloth! Sounds like an interesting commission you’d been working on too, well done :)

  5. Thanks all! I too love the fact that sloths seem so charmingly content with themselves!

  6. Elizabeth Leiknes

    Peggy, thank you for your kind words, and thank you for the amazing art. I’m so excited to share your great work with readers!

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth!

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