Illustration for "Independent Dames- What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution", written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by me. Very happy to find this piece because I've been hearing so much nasty political garbage flying back and forth between our respective parties- name calling, slander, calling each other traitors, un-American. Such childish stuff. Remembering Maggie Morris and her nonpartisan efforts to bring healing to both the Continental and British injured, without prejudice or judgement. I guess folks (or at least Maggie) were just a little more mature back then. The art for this book was created in two pieces- pen and ink on one and water color on the other, then scanned together. I built a large light table to deal with all the tracing for the big art (10" x 22"). Pen and ink, water color, 2007.