Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Once again, I am in chaos, a dark and murky jumble, where all is confusion and disorder:  I am beginning a new project. The physical chaos mirrors the mental chaos with which I begin any new project, whether as an illustrator or a writer. As encouragement, I frequently remind myself that in many creation myths, even the Great Creator began with chaos.
I try to trust that I, too, will be able to separate the light from the dark; that I, too, will be able to gather and form and shape disparate elements into an ordered universe. In other words, that I will be able to create another book.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Today the American Library Association announced its annual "Youth Media Awards", among them the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

This year's winner is "Finding Winnie"---the story of how A. A. Milne's Winnie-The-Pooh came to be.

Sophie Blackall created the award-winning illustrations.

The author was Lindsay Mattick.

Celebrate by clicking on the links below to find out more about illustrator, author, and book.