Masked Me + Kitty Boy in our very favorite place = Home. You might ask if I still do books? Nope. Will I ever? Maybe. I wrote &/or illustrated about 50 of 'em, but styles changed. So did I, along with the bookbiz. Do I go 'round doing school visits & such? No, our old world got too virus-y, but I'd already pretty much retired. That said, should you wish to know what I look like or need a picture of me for whatever crazy reason, knock yourself out and CLICK to download this one.



 




Here's my little dog Beau. He's half Yorkshire Terrier. Thanks to his other half, Chinese Crested, he's got fancy ears and a phouffy tail. Can you tell that Beau LOVES to go for car rides?




 

Kitty Boy & little Beau, a.k.a. Mr. Squirty, for that which he does to anything remotely perpendicular.


 


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Jane Austen
"The world was hers for the reading." Betty Smith

AS I WRITE, here at this anxious time/space intersection of 2020/Independence, MO, I walk my little dog, Beau, visit with other folks in this leafy old neighborhood, once home of Harry Truman, POTUS#33. I sew, draw, play with clay, read for pleasure, and devour the news so I'll be aware. I still investigate my ancestors. Until I started doing that, I NEVER knew that my mom's dad, Harley Wolfe, had a big brother and three sisters. One, as a little girl, was sent west on an orphan train and another, Lizzie, spent the last 40 years of her life in a mental asylum - sad it was to kneel at her grave. As to Grandpa's big brother, Charles, he's STILL a history-mystery. Boy oh boy, you guys, DO, if you can, ask about your people while you've still got older relatives among the living. Who we were explains a lot about who we are. After all that's what makes learning history so important, so we know how we got here and why things are the way they are!

 

www.storykeepersinourschools.com
www.ancestry.com
www.orphantraindepot.org


 

 

 


(1.)  I've been sculpting.
 



 

This young lady is made of Super Sculpey polymer clay, painted with acrylics. She stands about 7" tall.
 


https://www.indigostoryteller.com/history-of-polymer-clay/


 


(2.) And I've been adding much-needed, pretty darned spectacular COLOR to my old HARRY BOOK. Stay tuned for further info.



 

Be watching for HARRY, graphic bio of my former neighbor, 33rd POTUS Harry Truman. I'll keep you posted, I promise.


 



(3.) If you wish to see &/or have a copy of my Betsy-Tacy Coloring Book (based on the delightful books by Maud Hart Lovelace) or my Laura Ingalls Wilder Coloring Book, ask about my other books or just want to say hello, feel free to email me by way of cheryl@cherylharness.com

www.betsy-tacysociety.org/maud-hart-lovelace/
www.lauraingallswilderhome.com









(4.) Read a lot. Write a lot. Make things! And, said somebody, "let your weird light shine bright so the other weirdos know where to find you."









 

 

 

         
 

 
[Home] [Books] [FAQ] [Welcome]