Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Studio Links Featuring...

Wendy Watson's Winter Studio


Magical Tree
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Early this year I featured the summer studio of award winning author/illustrator Wendy Watson. Today we get to see where she creates her wonderful books during the winter. How lucky she is to have two places to work. Wendy has written and illustrated twenty-one children’s books, and illustrated more than sixty children’s books by other authors. Just look at this list of books she's written or illustrated!


I recently had the opportunity to visit Wendy's home and see her studio. The one thing that stood out, was the artwork that covers the walls of her home. Wendy is a third-generation author and artist. Many of the pieces on display were not only hers, but those of her father, Aldren Watson and grandfather, Ernest Watson.

A few of their many accomplishments were teaching at Pratt Institute, co-opening one of the first summer art schools - the Berkshire Summer School of Art, and founding and editing American Artist magazine, which remained in publication for 75 years. These three generations have written of illustrated over 275 books combined.What a fascinating family filled with talent!

Plus, she has a pretty darn cool collection of old chairs and desks.

Be sure to follow Wendy Watson’s Blog. Also, Wendy recently opened up a new online studio shop! So head over to do some holiday shopping at her Esty store.

Thanks so much for sharing your studio Wendy!


Mirka Breen said...

Beauty all around!

gail said...

It was quite a treat seeing so many originals Mirka. Thanks for stopping by.

Author and Illustrator of Books for Children said...

Gail, I am almost speechless at the lovely tour you've given of my studio, and my family's and my work. Thank you so much! Wendy

gail said...

My pleasure Wendy. I love seeing creative spaces, so why not share!

Anonymous said...

Had the wonderful chance to hang out with Wendy at her home a few years back. It is beyond charming, and she made the best tea and brownies.

gail said...

Yes, Savannah,charming is the perfect work to describe it! On the cold day I was there it was hot cider and brownies!