Our stunning new blog header was drawn for us by artist Rebekka Seale.
Rebekka is an artist and illustrator from Nashville, Tennessee. She writes a beautiful blog and does the most amazing commission work, including stunning house portraits.
Rebekka is just so talented and we feel so very privileged to have been able to work with her.
As a little treat for this our first post back here is a little interview we have done with Rebekka …
What were your favourite books when you where little?
My two favorite books when I was very tiny were “Oh Captain Kitty” by Godfrey Lynn and “The Fire Cat” Esther Averill. Haha…do you sense a theme developing here? I also loved (and still love) all of the Elsa Beskow books…The Sun Egg, Around the Year, Children of the Forest…my grandmother was Swedish, and I felt such a connection to her through Elsa’s stories.
Do you have some favourite contemporary illustrators for children?
Oh my, yes. Jen Corace’s work is so breathtakingly beautiful, in such a quiet, special way. And Pamela Dalton’s papercuts (especially the ones she did for “Brother Sun, Sister Moon“) are just mesmerizing. And I love Carson Ellis…gosh, who doesn’t?
Would you like to author/illustrate a book? What would it be about?
It’s only my lifelong dream! Right now I’m working with Artisan Books on a really exciting book project (I can’t give details yet), but it’s not a children’s book. I would absolutely love to author and illustrate a children’s book of some sort. There are lots of ideas bumbling around inside my head right now and I’m hoping to put together a proposal for one of them sometime this year!
We absolutely cannot wait to see a book illustrated by Rebekka!