Each month our group meets and we bring along the books that we are working on. But we also bring many books inside of us – books we have read that have made an imprint.
This illustration is by the Czech artist Rudolf Mates and it comes from a book my mother had as a child called The Cock and the Hen.
Here are Andrewshek and Auntie Katushka from the Poppy Seed Cakes, illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.
As an adult I discovered Tatyana Mavrina
and Yuri Vasnetsov.
Not every meal includes an incandescent squirrel or giant cockroaches, but these artists are always with me at the table.
– Julie Paschkis