Portrait - Amanda Lewis, Editor
Research often takes me on tangents. In this case I discovered that, despite the fact that cedar repels most moths, there are a few that lay their eggs on them. I love discovering these odd relationships in nature and then sewing this additional information into my illustrations.
Amanda was thrilled with the portrait. Here is a picture of her holding it just before one of our epic editorial meetings for White as Milk, Red as Blood. She's brilliant and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with her on such an important and meaningful project. Then to be asked to illustrate her portrait, the portrait of someone so keenly attuned to nature, that was a double honor.