Hooray! I can finally share this new illustration with you! I made this for Hollins University to accompany an excerpt from alumni Lee Smith's new book "Dimestore: A Writer's Life". The excerpt is about the author's time at Hollins, and how she learned to embrace and tell her stories of her childhood in the mountains of Virginia.
The last lines are: "...the stories that present themselves to me as worth the telling are often those somehow connected to that place and those people. The mountains that used to imprison me have become my chosen stalking ground."
It's a great excerpt that you can read here: https://www.hollins.edu/magazine/?p=6771