Our friend, Liz, passed away this past summer. She's been a friend of the shop's pretty much since we opened when we fell in mutual love with one another. Her artwork has graced the pages of many board books and picture books, and like her, her illustrations are always warm, bright, and full of hope.
Last weekend, I attended a Celebration of Life in honor of Liz that was given by her family-- her husband and her two lovely daughters. Many people spoke about the impact that Liz had had on their lives, and almost everyone who spoke used the word "light" to describe her. Here's how her "light" shone in her work: