Does it take long to illustrate a book?
"I would be happy to sit and paint and draw all day everyday but of course there are other things one has to do. If I have a tight schedule for a project I might leave to work 12-14 hours a day. I prefer to paint about 6-8 hours to give my head and eyes a rest and come back with a refreshed view."
Is it hard to do?
Sometimes it is hard to balance my work with my responsibilities as a mother and as an active community person, so that the quality of the work is not lost or unfocussed.
Who has inspired you?
There are too many people to name who have inspired me in different ways. Barbara Cooney
has always has been my favourite illustrator and especially like to look to her as an
example of a woman who is actively working in her eighties. I plan to work
as long as I live, and I believe that might be 100 plus. My daugther
inspires me because she sees life, colour, shaped in new ways. I am a
optomist. I believe we can solve problems in the world, maybe not as quickly
as would be good, but in time.
Right Choices; Los Ninos Alfabeticos;
My Animal Friends
A Telling Time by Irene N.Watts, illustated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
Tradewind Books Floyd Flamingo and his Flock of Friends by Tiffany Stone,
illustrated by Kathy
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