Bob and I hold up the 8"by 10" illustration for page one as Nancy snaps a photograph. Bob chose masonite instead of canvass for the illustrations because he thought masonite was inexpensive and would make the illustrations easier to transport when he displays them at art shows.
Brad Simon (center), who illustrated my recently released book, What I Saw on the Farm, and his cousin Amanda Bjerke came along on the trip. Amanda strummed on one of Bob's guitars as Brad showed Bob his art sketchbook. The two teens visited with Bob as Nancy and I looked over the new illustrations in Bob's studio.
Both Brad and Amanda seemed to enjoy Bob's easy manner and desire to listen.
The time sped by quickly and we had to leave before we were ready, but Bob eagerly invited us back to visit again.