Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The books that influenced me…

When I was a kid, I belonged to a book club. Every month, I'd get a new book delivered right to my house. It was awesome! I loved books so much that I really looked forward to that delivery.

Below are a few from that club.

Illustrated by Denman Hampson. Published in 1964.

Illustrated by Blake Hampton, published in 1967.
This tree has shown up in my work before.

By Wende & Harry Devlin, published 1966.
 I have always loved scribbly pen and ink drawings!

Published 1966.
This is one of my all time favorite books! Miss Twiggly is so wonderfully quirky 
and as a tree lover myself, how could I not love her!

I got my first Little House book from my aunt for Christmas when I was seven.
It has been the biggest influence in my career. I love Garth Williams and his Little House illustrations. Even as a kid I'd get lost in the pictures in these books. I just love the soft pencil shading.