Jan Brett came to my fair city, and her presentation was beyond my expectations. I went because I love her books from a school librarian’s point-of-view, but her presentation was incredibly inspiring to me as an artist. She shared that it took her about one hour to do one inch of her artwork, and that a double-page spread usually took her about one week. I have always beat myself up for being such a slow artist, so to hear her, a professional with years of experience say how labor-intensive her process was really made me feel better.
Also, she was just the kindest, most patient author with the attendees, especially the children. If you ever have the opportunity to see her speak, I highly recommend it.