2008/12/19

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?

4 comments:

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.