I am in the process of contracting with Walla Walla's art-centric nonprofit organization, the Carnegie Picture Lab! This nonprofit organizes and provides volunteered-driven art education to Walla Walla Valley's elementary school children. This year, they aim to produce a book that highlight's Walla Walla's early Native American history as well as a famous Pacific Northwest Native American Artist, Lillian Pitt.
And that is where I come in, I will be the illustrator responsible for the children's book! The books will include about 12 colored illustrations encompassing both the She Who Watches legend of the Cayuse people and Lillian Pitt. The books will circulate among the ten elementary schools located in the Walla Walla Valley and be shared in read-alouds.
To the left is the example illustration I sent to the Carnegie Art Center to showcase how I would tackle the project if offered the position (and thankfully they liked it!) It is a depiction of She Who Watches, the fabled leader of the Cayuse people and the trickster coyote, who turns her into stone on-top Celilo Falls.