Obidinah HeavnerWhy did you choose to submit this art?
I chose this for the drama! the intrigue! and the first turning point in the story “Ocho Loved Flowers.” It is also suggestive of a well-known theme in children’s lives. What is under the bed? Come to think of it, it's probably a lifelong theme.
What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
A Child’s Garden of Verses. I still remember “The gingham dog and the calico cat, side by side at the table sat….” Also Blueberries for Sal, in which I could almost smell the salty sea air and feel the cold and wind of being on the water, even though I was living in Colorado at the time. Oh! and The Make It Book. It had a project on one or two pages and my sister and I did sooooo many of them.
Fun fact: Obidinah began working in Norway. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.