Ellen Beier says: "Here are some views of my studio and desktop during the making of The Christmas Coat . . . beginning with the books that helped me learn about life at Rosebud in South Dakota, in the winter of 1945. You can see that I look at many books, photos and pictures to do my research."     
Ellen's studio
Books for reference

Working at night
Before I start to paint I make a miniature - and even a mini-miniature - of the book, called a dummy. Some photos of this process follow.

Putting the text in the dummy
Making the dummies


Studio desktop

Link to interview with Ellen Beier on Cynsations website
Link to Ellen Beier's website

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