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Sitting down for "Sip and Chat"

Recently, I was thrilled to find out that I was the first guest for the budding “Sip and Chat” Podcast. This podcast episode, from a high school in New Jersey, was created out of the interest one student has in illustrating and writing a children’s book.



The terrific tea aficionados were really prepared - right down to specially planned outfits for the tea party and new, little, colorful notebooks and pens brought by one student so all could take notes!



One of the very first and favorite books I illustrated was “The Tea Party Book.” It’s no wonder that being a part of a "Sip and Chat” that embodied the tea tradition, the origin of tea, and so much more, was such an honor and sharing my illustration process was such a thrill.



The yet-to-be-aired zoom video started with each person introducing themselves and our tea - toasting each other with pinkies out. We easily moved on to questions and answers about how I got started illustrating, how a story can get published and more. The time just flew by for me! I was impressed by the students and cannot wait to see what they do for the next episode!

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Zoom video for budding yet-to-be aired "Sip and Chat" Podcast. 

Explore Artwork on Exhibit at the LARAC Gallery!

Explore my paintings now on view at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Gallery!


Also, check out the shop to purchase autographed copies of County Fair, Winter on the Farm, or A Farmer Boy Birthday while stock lasts!

LARAC Lapham Gallery open Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 3PM; with extended hours until 6PM on Thursdays.

My current artwork on display at LARAC Gallery.


Laura Ingalls Wilder Books, I illustrated on sale in LARAC gift shop.

Artwork Available for Purchase at Books of Wonder

Check out my artwork from Madeline, Nate the Great, Corduroy, Little House, and Roberto now available at 

Books Of Wonder.

Bring these nostalgic classics into your collections today!

Visit their online shop to see more!


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Everyday, 11am - 7pm


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42 West 17th St.
New York NY 10011

"Winter on the Farm" artwork gets new home

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum in Burr Oak, Iowa has purchased this artwork from my book "Winter on the Farm". It was acquired to honor their longtime volunteer Lolita St. Mary and husband Glenn through a donation by the couple's family. The illustration will be on diplay this spring in the museum next to artwork they have by Jim LaMarche who illustrated "The Iowa Story" about Laura's life in Iowa.

Artwork trademark owned and licensed by Friendly Family Productions, LLC. © 1998, Renée Graef.

Now on available at the Wilder Homestead!


"Little House" artwork on display at Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum.

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