It’s been a while but I’m so excited to bring you another in my favorite series of parents who create, or creators who parent. Today I’m featuring the incredible artist and writer: Daria Peoples-Riley.
Daria’s debut picture book is This Is It (Greenwillow/HarperCollins February 6, 2018), in which a young girl nervous about a ballet audition gets encouragement from her shadow as she dances through the city. It’s a story of gaining confidence and believing in your own abilities, with gorgeous illustrations to match. (Seriously, go to her website. Her pictures are pure joy.)
Daria was kind enough to answer some of my questions about parenting and creating art and how the two co-exist. What she says about children and the family and pursuing your dreams is so practical and yet so meaningful. I love her philosophies about the integration of children into your creativity.
Enjoy! And then go create!