Both my mother and grandmother studied cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris so I grew up with a deep appreciation for cooking…. and eating good food! I was raised on Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and remember watching her on television at a very young age. So when Alice Waters, the owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant, asked me to create a piece of art for Julia Child’s 90th birthday I was thrilled! I decided to design the piece to look like a page out of an old book. I have always dreamed of hand-lettering an entire children’s book, so, this project was right up my alley.