Here are some of the illustrations for the book, Mi Casa en el Volcán, (I Built my House on a Volcano), written by Joe Cole, & published in 2014, on Vulcanalia, the feast of the god of fire & volcanoes! The book is billed as "a picture book for all ages", as it delves into ideas about decision-making & following one's passions... things we deal with all our lives.
What I loved most about illustrating this book, is immersing myself into a fascinating culture, and its history. The textures, colors, stories, landscapes, the incredible plant & animal life - it was all so rich!
Here's a review:
"Joe’s words convey a graceful story and Stacye’s illustrations are marvelous. It stays in the mind and activates the heart. Love of place and simple faith carry more water than all the false fears of the world. Besides, we all live on the volcano."
— Gary Phillips, writer, naturalist, entrepreneur
If you'd like more info about the book, including how to buy it, click here.
8 x 10" prints are available, too. (Contact me for bigger ones.)
This website is made possible by an Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.