On a hunt for that Trina Schart Hyman illustration

If you are as devoted to well-illustrated children's books as I am, then you are familiar with the fascinating work of Trina Schart Hyman. She died in November of 2004, and this makes my hunt increasingly more determined.

I need a copy of one of her pictures - I have this picture only in my memory. It was a greeting card. Has anyone else seen it? Do you know where I can find it? Here's a description:

There is a woman at her desk, and all around her, piled every which way in leaning towers, are books and papers galore. It's got an old-fashioned library feel to it. Thousands of details (like a lot of her work has), and books and papers and papers and books in stacks. And a woman. At her desk. (This is so frustrating! I'm starting to lose everything about this evocative picture except my love for it.) Can someone help me out? Has anyone else seen it?


Di said...

Yes, I know the card exactly, and I have a copy of it somewhere - how soon do you need it? (isn't it ironic? - I recall that the inside of it reads something like "Just let me get organized" - and I'm not sure where it is ......)

Stephanie said...

DI!!! Seriously?? You have it? That's it exactly - "Just let me get organized" or "As soon as I get organized" or something like that. I just want to own it. Have a copy of it. I want it for a lot of reasons, and most of the reasons are pure sentiment. I'll email you about this. (Oh frabjous day!)

Joyful Pilgrim said...

Did you ever get a copy of that image? I have an old black and white copy I could scan, pdf, and send you. :-) I was just looking for the same thing online to print a newer or color version to give to a friend who is retiring. :-)
Ruth rgmidgett[at]gmail.com

Stephanie said...

YEP!! The Kind Di found hers and gave it to me. It now hangs on the wall behind my computer screen. I really do love it. I'm considering finding a way to make a larger poster out of it to hang in here.