In less than two months, author Katy Farber and I will be celebrating the launch of our new picture book, Salamander Sky! We’ve been working hard to spread the word to bookstores, libraries, nature centers, and science museums. We hope that it will encourage kids to get outside to learn about salamanders and other amphibians and … More Salamander Sky, Part 1: Field Research
India ink is a very satisfying medium to work with. You paint it on like watercolor, and it flows and bleeds and blends in beautiful ways. But unlike watercolor, once it hits the paper, it’s there for good. This illustration (11 x 8.5 inches) took me about 15 hours to paint, in order to build up … More Light and dark
Yesterday I was so touched to receive these hand-made letters from two very creative readers. My first fan mail! Also enclosed was a little note from the girls’ grandmother, who pointed out that, in Pisa’s drawing, the orange shape appearing from behind the tree is Georgia’s airplane. Thank you Pisa, Lira, and Shelley!