contributors

Issue 9: Some Handsome Hands

C. M. Andrews (Tide Pool poem) is a writer and teacher who lives on a small farm at the top of a tall hill in rural New Hampshire. In the summer, she enjoys exploring tide pools and mountaintops with her husband and son.

Joseph Brackett (Simple Gifts song) (1797–1838) was a Shaker songwriter, author, and elder.

Jennifer Davis (back cover) is a painter from Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Her paintings are inspired by furry critters, scary movies, and vintage toys.

Marjo van Dijck (Mud Heart Elephant photographs) is a teacher and lover of mud. She lives in Virginia.

Susan Eaddy (Tide Pool art) writes picture books and plays with clay. Her clay critters inhabit pizza boxes in her attic studio, and she’s pretty sure they play while the humans sleep. Her books include, My Love for You Is the Sun, Papa Fish’s Lullaby, Poppy’s Best Paper, and Poppy’s Best Babies.

David Gregal Jr. (Ask Arden art) lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She is a mother, writer, and editor who is moving from Seattle to Santa Fe this year.

Erika Hess (Hello/Goodbye) is an artist, plant lover, and mama of one adventurous little girl! She lives near the sea in Boston. She enjoys spending her time painting flowers and other interesting objects she finds while exploring with her daughter and partner.

Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen (cover, Look & See, and Move) is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana. Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children.

Jonathan James (Brain in Your Thumb art, Stars art): interdimensional space squirrel; illustrator.

Diane Komater (wire art) is a wireist! She has exhibited her work all over the country.

Lida Larina (Root & Star comic) lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. Once, she hurt her hand and could not use it for over a year, and now it has magic powers (though it looks like a normal hand). She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Derek Mong (Alice the Eucalyptus) Derek Mong is a professor at Wabash College, where he keeps a healthy supply of Legos and Starbursts in his office. His second collection of poems, The Identity Thief (2018), is dedicated to his son, Whitman.

Melissa Mytty (Visual Encyclopedia) was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She has exhibited nationally and is currently working out of her studio in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Mary O’Neill (My Fingers poem) was a poet, advertising copywriter, and freelance writer before she joined the Peace Corps and taught in Ghana and Costa Rica.

Heather Franzen Rutten (Simple Gifts art) is an artist and illustrator living in Philadelphia. In her free time, she likes playing video games and attending orchestra concerts.

Atabey Sanchez-Haiman (Aesop quote graphic) is a Puerto Rican artist and scientist who lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her son. They spend their days drawing, reading, laughing, and going for walks.

Beth Winn (Dorodango) is a teacher and naturalist who loves the interaction of art and nature. She lives in Virginia.

Issue 8: Finding and Keeping

e. e. cummings (1894–1962) was an inventive American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright.

Stephanie Dosen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her puffy cat, fluffy dog, and a whole closet full of brightly colored yarn. She loves to knit pretty things for herself and for her friends (including the gnomes and fairies that live nearby). She encourages all people to give knitting a try. It’s fun and easy!

David Gregal Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She collects the things her children give her. So far: drawings, heart-shaped stones, sides of sugar (cheek kisses), and beautiful silvery hairs.

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834–1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and also an artist.

Craig Hofheimer has an MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. He currently works as an architectural designer in New York City, but he came out of artistic “retirement” to make the pictures on page 29.

Melissa Kaseman lives and works in Oakland, California. She has a deep affinity for design, color, and light. She is always seeking magic in the mundane.

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. She has a huge collection of ink that an old friend gave her. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Erik Mattijssen lives and works in the very heart of old Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. There, in a small garden, he grows the most beautiful flowers that find a place in his drawings! He loves color, but his favorite is mint-green.

Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her dog Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists who study it.

Preeta Samarasan was born in Malaysia and moved to the United States to finish high school. She is the author of the novel Evening Is the Whole Day. She lives in France.

Lindsay Shaffer is a writer, artist, and photographer living in Los Gatos, California. When she’s not working on her creative projects, she loves to hike in the Santa Cruz mountains and study local wildlife.

Becca Stadtlander is an illustrator and fine artist, inspired by the beauty of everyday objects, the comforts of home, and the lush colors and landscapes of far off places.

Page Turner is an assemblage sculptor based in Roanoke, Virginia. Turner’s sculptures have been exhibited widely in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, and have been featured in a variety of publications.

Walt Whitman (1819–92) was a groundbreaking American poet, essayist, and journalist.

 

Issue 7: Folding with Elephants

Meredith Ackroyd is a poet who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia. She loves to read books that are full of magic, make pottery, garden, and spend time in nature with her husband and daughter.

Michael Cina is a world-renowned, award-winning art director, typographer, and visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He owns an amazing design agency, Cina & Associates. Cina is also an accomplished abstract painter whose work has been exhibited all over the world.

Juna Hume Clark is a sixth grader at Washtenaw International Middle Academy who loves to draw, read, and write. After years of protesting (with petitions, signs, and by writing, illustrating, and distributing a neighborhood newspaper full of love and imagination), she is happy that courts recently ruled wolf hunting in Michigan unconstitutional.

Frida Clements is an illustrator who works out of her home studio in Seattle. She loves to go on hikes with her family and her pet corgi. She recently published Have a Little Pun with Chronicle Books.

Andy Curlowe lives in Cleveland and was raised by a wildly independent and creative mother. Andy and his sister were encouraged to wander the woods and paint teepees made from old bed sheets.

Sofi Dub is a Ukrainian illustrator and designer. She like traveling, meeting new people, and drawing. Right this second Sofi is probably dreaming about world travel.

David Gregal Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with two chaos engines, ages two and six, and a grown-up plasma physicist.

Christine Hume is a writer and professor, who lives with her partner, Jeff Clark, a book designer and activist, their cat, Akira, and daughter, Juna, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana. Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children.

Petya Kazantseva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her passion is drawing and creating. She loves to travel and dream of everything beautiful, but mostly she finds her magic when being around friends. Petya adores life, and she has promised herself that she will turn all the impossible into the possible.

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend — her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Elly MacKay works from the attic of her old Victorian house in Owen Sound, Canada, where she lives with her husband and children. She creates unique images through using layers of paper, light, and photography. Some of her pictures books: If You Hold a Seed, Butterfly Park, and Shadow Chasers.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. She folds a lot of laundry. So does her husband. Their two children, two dogs, and two cats lie on the laundry as they fold it. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Erik Mattijssen lives and works in the very heart of old Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. There, in a small garden, he grows the most beautiful flowers that find a place in his drawings! He loves color, but his favorite is mint-green.

Dinara Mirtalipova is an Uzbek girl and a self-taught illustrator. With wide-eyed curiosity, she feels forever swallowed in the world of folktales and ethnic music.

Amy Sacksteder is an artist and educator in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is also a mom, a plant lover, a cat petter, and a nature walker. She had a lot of fun making this drawing for you.

Matthew Shlian is an artist and designer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His client list includes Apple, Sesame Street, and the Queen of Jordan.

 

Issue 6: Snow on Snow on Snow on Snow

issue6cover600squareforwebsiteAlexandra Burda is an artist and illustrator from Transylvania, Romania. She draws and paints
all day long, and on the days when she’s not she’s probably travelling or cooking.

Jeremy Charbonneau is a graphic designer and illustrator from Seattle, WA. He is allergic to many pets, but he used to have a beta fish named Butterfly. His favorite crayon of all time is red-orange.

Natalie Dupille is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator based in Seattle, WA. She specializes in work that reflects her passions for travel, food, and nature, and has exhibited her books and prints at shows in both the Pacific Northwest and Australia. She is often found meandering the globe in pursuit of adventures and good eats!

Filippa Edghill is a half-Swedish, half-Barbadian illustrator currently based out of Biarritz, France.

Amanda Ferris lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space.

David Gregal Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle. She is a poet, essayist, artist, and editor, and she does her best work in cold, snowy places. Luckily there are enormous, snow-covered mountains less than an hour from her house!

Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children.

Robb N. Johnston is an artist and author/illustrator of children’s picture books. His two books (so far!) are The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree and Lelani and The Plastic Kingdom.

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend — her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days, you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Kay Leverton lives in a cottage in a small town in Wales, UK. She draws a lot on Scraperboard, daydreams a lot, and gets lost in the garden, which gets very overgrown. She can often be found with her head in a bush watching various bees and butterflies go about their daily tasks.

Before Emilee Lord became a professor of art and art history, and before she was a modern dance choreographer, and even before she started to make drawings, she spent all of her time in Northern Maine playing in the snow. She and her older sister were very good at spotting ice dwellings but no good at being quiet enough not to scare the faeries.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. Many first snowfalls occur on her birthday. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her dog Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists who study it.

Jennifer Metsker is a poet who likes to put words together that don’t always belong, like pancake and cat face. Though she sometimes likes to eat cat-faced pancakes.

Sarah McRae Morton is a painter who was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was surrounded by Amish people and inspired by their homes, the glow of their kerosene lanterns, and the bright colors of their clothing. Her paintings  often explore the deep history of her family. 

 

Issue 5: I Open My Mouth and Birds Fly Out

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Jeremy Charbonneau is a graphic designer and illustrator from Seattle, WA. He is allergic to many pets, but he used to have a beta fish named Butterfly. His favorite crayon of all time is red-orange.

Miles Debas is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He—or more appropriately, I—am an admirer of barns, birds and professional basketball. Follow me on Instagram @me_miles.

Amanda Ferris lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space.

David Gregal, Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two boys. Five-year-old Oliver knows what two-year-old Damian is saying even when Christine doesn’t.

Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children.

Robb N. Johnston is an artist and author/illustrator of children’s picture books. His two books (so far!) are The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree and Lelani and The Plastic Kingdom.

Petya Kazantseva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her passion is drawing and creating. She loves to travel and dream of everything beautiful, but mostly she finds her magic when being around friends. Petya adores life, and she has promised herself that she will turn all the impossible into the possible…

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Kay Leverton lives in a cottage in a small town in Wales, UK. She draws a lot on Scraperboard, daydreams a lot, and gets lost in the garden which gets very overgrown. She can often be found with her head in a bush watching various bees and butterflies go about their daily tasks.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. She loves paper and ink, water, mishaps, and things that are broken and patched. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her puppy Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists who study it.

Kevin Peterson is a painter who has his studio in Houston, Texas.

Aaron Reid lives near Mount Rainier with his wife, son, and daughter. He tries to make them laugh. Sometimes they do. He also has a wobbly cat. And a beard. His daughter says he looks like a grandpa.

Chana Rothman is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. She lives with her partner and three children in a cozy house with a piano, eight drums, and at least six guitars.

Atabey Sánchez-Haiman is a Puerto Rican artist and scientist who lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her son. They spend their days drawing, reading, laughing, and going for walks. Her favorite things to include in her art are dinosaurs, giraffes and robots. She loves to make art that makes you smile! She also loves a good joke. Here’s one that her son made up: What kind of dinosaur likes vegetables? Cornotaurus!

Kanjana Yotjan grew up in Thailand. She moved to New York City where she grew her artistic skill, and she currently lives in San Francisco. She loves mountain hikes, morning lakes to swim, summers on the farm, and telling stories to little kids of speaking animals.

Issue 4: The Fish Issue

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Jeremy Charbonneau is a graphic designer and illustrator from Seattle, WA. He is allergic to many pets, but he used to have a beta fish named Butterfly. His favorite crayon of all time is red-orange.

Miles Debas is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He, or more appropriately—I, am an admirer of barns, birds and professional basketball. Follow me on Instagram @me_miles.

Amanda Ferris lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space.

David Gregal, Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Krisanne Hastings is a writer and art educator who lives in small town Utah with her husband and two baby boys. She loves tumbling in the play teepee with her crew, reading beautiful picture books, and teaching her toddler to paint like the great masters.

Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two boys. On her desk is a barnacle, a rock that looks like Pluto, and a piece of white sea glass that she found on Alki beach.

Ruth Hofheimer is a public artist who loves transforming spaces with large-scale installations. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and has a dog named Mickey.

Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children.

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Charles Alexandre Lesueur was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer. He lived from 1778 to 1846 and traveled the world painting and collecting pieces of nature that many people had never before seen.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. She loves to draw, run along the river by her house, and listen to her two young children make up games and stories and worlds together.

Raymond McDaniel is from the sea. Far, far from the sea, alas.

Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her puppy Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists that study it.

Marianne Moore (1887-1982) was a famous poet who lived in and around Philadelphia. Her most famous poem is called, fittingly, “Poetry.”

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic.

Natalie Sopinka lives in Canada and loves fish. She is a scientist who studies baby salmon, writes poems about halibut, and creates tuna out of paint chips.


Issue 3: The In Between

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Amanda Beresford (The In Between poem) is a writer and pastor who lives with her family in between the swamps and mountains of Virginia, in Charlottesville. She and her two daughters enjoy feeling the wind in their hair and the grass in between their toes.

Nicoletta Ceccoli (back cover painting) is a San Marinian artist known for her richly detailed, dreamlike paintings. She lives in the Republic of San Marino, near Italy.

Sofi Dub (constellation drawing) is a Ukrainian illustrator and designer. She like traveling, meeting new people, and drawing illustrations.

Amanda Ferris (io and the teapot stories) lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space.

David Gregal, Jr. (Ask Arden artist) lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler (various) is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two boys. She spends her time mostly mothering and making this magazine.

Chris Haske (Sal the Small Rabbit paintings) is a dad, artist, and art teacher. He lives in Virginia with his delightful wife, two wonderfully quirky daughters, one friendly black cat, and a playful pterodactyl. Well … actually, one of those things isn’t true. Guess which one!

Erin Hüber (io and the teapot papercuts) is an artist living in Indiana. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children.

Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen (Welcome to the Night drawings) is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana. Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children. As a family they love to hike, swing, and draw on the sidewalk.

Julie Lambert (tree-grafting collage) lives in Michigan. She grew up in Ohio and can remember wanting to be an artist since kindergarten. Julie is an art professor. She enjoys running, gardening with her children and cooking.

Lida Larina (root&star comic artist) lives in Russia. Every day Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee (hello and goodbye art) lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Emilee Lord (e.e. cummings mud-luscious drawing) is a drawing teacher in Northern New Jersey. She loves lines, tiny things, collecting typewriters, and playing in the rain.

Lauren Luloff (The In Between painting) is an artist living in New York City.  She grew up in beautiful places such as New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and continues to be drawn towards nature and exploration in her life and art.  She has a tiny new baby named Julian.

Courtney Mandryk (various) is one of the makers of this magazine. She and her husband live with their two kids, two dogs, and two cats in a small house in Virginia, where they love Free Union Country School.

Jennifer Metsker (Sal the Small Rabbit poem) is a poet and artist who lives in Michigan. She loves summer more than any other time of year because her favorite sound is the chirping of crickets and her favorite smell is warm screen doors.

Sarah Nishiura (quilt on mission page) learned to sew from her mother when she was a little girl and, now that she is grown up, she still sews every day. She lives and makes quilts in  a little house in Chicago, Illinois, which she shares with her husband, son, and two cats.

Aaron Reid (Centaurus poem) lives near Mount Rainier with his wife, son, and daughter. He tries to make them laugh. Sometimes they do. He also has a wobbly cat. And a beard. His daughter says he looks like a grandpa.

Lisa Rogak (Dogs and Not-dogs) is a writer who lives in New Hampshire. She is still amazed that it’s possible to make a living by indulging her natural curiosity and asking total strangers really nosy questions. (www.lisarogak.com)

Joyce Sidman is an American children’s writer. She was a runner-up for the 2011 Newbery Medal. She graduated from Wesleyan University, with a B.A. in German. She is married and lives in Wayzata, Minnesota with her husband and their two sons.

Elizabeth Ames Staudt (letter from a pregnant mother) is a writer. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and their new baby, who smells these days like a yogurt pop, a sun-warmed kitten, and a shimmery cool clean creek.

Barbara Campell Thomas (cover artist) is an artist and  teacher who lives in North Carolina.  She is married to an artist, and she and her husband are lucky to be able to make paintings and drawings on their two acres of lovely land in the country.  They have two crazy wonderful boys and one black cat.

Stephen Warrington (tree-grafting text) is Chairman Emeritus of the Wissahickon Chicken Kissing Commission and First Chair Transmogrifier in the Gnostic Needlepoint Orchestra of The South. He lives among holy beasts and wild things in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Issue 2: A Gathering of Furs

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Lorna Crane is an artist living in the coastal village of Pambula, Australia. She spends time walking along the beach collecting driftwood, feathers, and other interesting objects to make beautiful handmade brushes.

Judith Edwards-White lives in sub-tropical Brisbane, Australia and is a self-taught painter and scratchboard artist; her favourite subjects are animals.

Amanda Ferris lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space.

Kanjana Yotjan Hamilton grew up in Thailand. She moved to New York City where she grew her artistic skill, and currently lives in San Francisco. She loves mountain hikes, morning lakes to swim, summers on the farm, and telling stories of speaking animals to little kids.

Christine Hartzler is one of the editors of this magazine. She lives in Seattle and likes to drive up into the mountains to ski in the powder-soft bunny-tummy snow. She once had a cat named Pearl, whose fur was as soft as a bunny’s and as white as snow.

Joel Henriques, artist and designer, has devoted himself to making arts and crafts both accessible and meaningful. Made by Joel encourages everyone, regardless of economic means, skill level, or age to participate in the collective, creative process.

Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana with six children, a husband, and two black Labradors. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children by the warm fireplace.

Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana. Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children. As a family they love to hike, swing, and draw on the sidewalk.

Robb N. Johnston is an artist and author/illustrator of children’s picture books. His two books (so far!) are The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree and Lelani and The Plastic Kingdom.

Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day Lida walks her best friend—her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Tracey Long is an artist who lives in England, on the Welsh Marshes, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Her quirky watercolours are inspired by second-hand bookstores and very tall tales.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the editors of this magazine. She and her husband live with two furry dogs (black and brown), two furry cats (black and white), and two furry kids (strawberry blonde and dirty blond) in Virginia, where they love Furry (Free) Union Country School.

Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her puppy Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists that study it.

Annie Marie Musselman photographs wild animals around the world and her own wild children at home in Seattle. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.

KC Trommer is a poet and artist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with her five-year-old son, Sam. Nothing makes her happier than listening to music in the living room and making collages and paintings with him.

 


Issue 1: We Dream of Wild Sweets

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Aliette Amm lives in FRANCE. View her paintings in her online shop.

Robert Campbell lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter Rosemary, where they enjoy plays and playing, art and drawing, laughing, food, and more.

Amanda Ferris explores inner space.  She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga and goes to bed at the same time as her six year old.

David Gregal, Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime.

Christine Hartzler is one of the editors of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. In the winter, they like to go to the rocky, seaweed-y, drift-woody beaches near their house.

Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana with six children, a husband and two black Labradors. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations , she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children by the warm fireplace.

Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana.  Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children.  As a family they love to hike, swing, and draw on the sidewalk.

Lida Larina lives in RUSSIA. Everyday Lida walks her best friend – her black dog named Babai. After their walk Lida draws the sleeping Babai.

Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time.

Courtney Mandryk is one of the editors of this magazine. She and her husband live with two dogs, two cats, and two kids in Virginia, where they love Free Union Country School.

Chana Rothman is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. She lives with her partner and three children in a cozy house with a piano, eight drums, and at least six guitars.

Mimi Williams is an Olympia printmaker.  Her work is inspired by her communtiy and the incredible beauty of the Pacific Northwest.