Written by Carole Sarkan and Illlustrated by Emily Christoff Flowers
The Illustrations were painted using photos of Candy and of Carole's daughter Christine.
Each painting was first created with watercolor on paper. Once every painting was completed, Emily hand cut each image using a very small knife. These cut paintings were mounted onto black board and then scanned into the computer.
Emily used Adobe Photo Shop and a digital tablet to add text and the shadows that make the cut out images appear to float over the black board.
The original Pages vary in size from 8" x 11" up to 16 x 20". Each page took roughly 60 - 80 hours to complete.
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