Finally, I can share this news. I’ve had to bide my time while waiting for the contract to be signed and everything to become official, but now it is, and so I can shout it out : Dimitrea Tokunbo is working on the illustrations for my picture book.
Dimitrea is half Nigerian on her father’s side, and American on her mother’s side. How is that for serendipity striking again ? I see some kind of cosmic harmony in this Nigerian connection. It just feels right. And Dimitrea has a multicultural background, and that, to me, feels like life coming full circle.
Last, but far from least, she has an interesting illustrative background. Check out how she describes herself, below. How is that for poetry? I just love the way her words sing.
Well, actually, there is more : Dimitrea is also involved in The Children’s Theater Company. Here is the CTC mission statement.
Is that great or what ?
And you’ll find Dimitrea somewhere in there if you scroll down.
Now, I just have to wait to see how She sees my Ifeanyi Amadi. I also have to let go of my baby as she works to give him a face, a body, and the physical presence and expressions that she, the artist, will be coming up with. More to come on that, I’m sure.