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Why “My Yellow Armchair”?

Because it’s my favorite place in the whole world. Tucked in the corner of my living room is a yellow armchair, and on Saturday mornings that’s where you’ll find me, coffee in hand. (+ a sketchbook + a New Yorker + some poetry , + an oversized child on my lap + whatever book said child wants to read…)

My yellow armchair is where I sit and sip, and (when I can manage it) let my brain be quiet. Questions percolate, sketches slip out, and illustrative ideas begin.

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Hi! I'm Amanda – an illustrator & printmaker in the world of picturebooks.