Barbara Johansen Newman
Even longer that she has loved eyeglasses, Barbara Johansen Newman has loved to draw. Her first artwork was done when she was a baby, standing in her crib, writing on her bedroom wall. Honest to goodness. This is 100% true. Ask her mother, who gave her the crayons.
Sooner or later Barbara stopped drawing on walls and began to draw on paper like most people. Paper was much better than wall space and there was a lot more of it.
After going to college, spending some time making dolls, puppets and performing as a puppeteer, Barbara began to illustrate and create art for many newspapers, magazines and books.
Now she spends most of her time writing and illustrating books for children and also designing fabrics for sewing.
And when she isn’t doing those things? She is hunting for more eyeglasses!
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