|from 'The Snow Queen'|
Melinda is a fantastic writer- she has a certain view that conjours up for an illustrator the most amazing images. I see in this one the gingerbread woman and the snowman out there, hearts melting... yum (illustration gluttony!) in that wonderful European style I so loved in my first ever picture book I remember being able to read 'all by myself' 'The Silver Thimble Story Book' (illustration above!) by Rie Cramer.
The difficulty with illustrating a book so deliciously is that one needs a publisher first who is then happy to have you both work together on it. The next hurdle is to 'buy' yourself time to do it justice. Six months usually. I am open to the idea of a patron...just saying...
Made with Love, by Melinda Syzmanik