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Three Wise Men Artemis Is Shocked Artemis and Svester African Animals Artemis Working in his Laboratory
Artemis Sees Gold Behold, Behold Spot Runneth Gandalf and the Dwarves at Bilbo's House Burr-a-hobbit The Genii and the Fisherman
Goblins Take the Dwarves into Their Mountain The Enchanted Stream in the Mirkwood Moving Puppets Ratilda Leads her Brood Scheharazad and the Sultan
Children Sledding Professor Case in his Laboratory Tom Bombadill and Old Man Willow What's All This?  

I always have said to myself,"when I grow up,
I want to illustrate children's books.
I see it as the pinnacle of artistic aspiration.
Where else can you potentially influence a person for the rest of their life?
Who has not come across an old children's book in your closet or at a yard sale
that takes you right back to that golden age of your life?

What strong feelings that evokes!

What other art has as deep a hold on your mind? Not much.