For this book, I wanted to use my own original designs. It was fun to make this book and all its butterflies, flowers, and, of course, Casey.
I didn’t look at real butterflies very much. These are mostly from my imagination. To create the pages, I used painted tissue paper, markers, paint, and Photoshop. Casey’s story changed a little too.
Two children’s books I enjoyed while working on this project are Ten Little Caterpillars, written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Lois Ehlert, and Waiting for Wings , written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. She is one of my favorite authors and illustrators.