What time of day would we find you there?
When I’m working on a deadline, you’ll find me there very early in the morning – 4 or 5 a.m. I’m my most productive at this time of day, when all is quiet and there are no distractions. I usually work until around 3:00, when my boys come home from school.
Do you listen to music when you work? If so, what kind?
When I’m on the planning and sketch stage of a book, I don’t listen to anything, I need quiet. When I move on to doing the finished artwork, I listen to all sorts of different music, and our public radio station – CBC.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!
Favorite snack while working?
Can’t get crumbs and chocolate thumbprints on my artwork, so I don’t snack while I’m working. When I’m not working, anything salty will do!
How does home feed your work?
To me, home is family. I’m lucky enough to live within 30 minutes of my brother, sisters, parents, and my husband’s family. They are my friends, support system and anchor, without them it would be difficult to work. They are also a huge part of my life experience which I draw upon all the time when creating my illustrations.
What’s around the corner for you?
I’ve just finished the illustrations for a book called Chik Chak Shabbat, by Mara Rockcliff, It’s a wonderful story about celebrating Shabbat, and community. I’m also taking a few printmaking workshops , and would like to start experimenting with using monoprints in my illustration work.