It was an honor to Art Direct this mural project at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts “LCVA” while sharing so many creative moments with the children. We teamed up with Author / Illustrator Jay Cooper to combine our worlds and bring the visuals to life! The VCBF brings together authors, artists, and illustrators with exciting, dynamic programs to foster the enjoyment of reading among Virginia’s youth. High Five’s to the entire VCBF Family and to everyone who volunteered, supported, and provided for this years festival. A special thank you to Randy and Cricket Edmonson for hosting me, to the LCVA staff for providing the perfect space and to my Mom, Dianne Montgomery and Cricket Edmonson for assisting me through the entire project!