ecently we received notification that we were an award winner in the Purple Dragonfly contest sponsored by Story Monsters Ink. This was a nice surprise. We are not a grand prize winner but Paula's incredible illustrations were recognized in the categories of Best Illustrations and Best Picture Book for 5 & Younger. Paula has an artistic gift, no doubt, but she has so much more. She loves to share her talents and does so with grace and a humble attitude. Every summer for as long as I can recall she teaches art in her home to children of all ages. They come back year after year, and, when they age out they want to come back and help teach. I am sure that we will one day soon see someone who started with Miss Paula become "famous."
Paula recently finished illustrating her second book - a book about boy scouts that will be available soon. She did a series of water color illustrations that are truly magnificent.
We are thinking about our next book. With the current situation in the world and in our lives we are at the "thinking" stage!