K. Wendy Popp

K Wendy Popp's pastels and drawings have been used to illustrate publications internationally for over two decades, and her artwork is held in private collections and galleries throughout the United States. Her previous books include Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki and One Candle by Eve Bunting. Ms. Popp lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, Bill, and two children, Zoe and Wynn.
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K. Wendy Popp
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Find work with good purpose and create with passion.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Either a large winged Raptor or a Blue Whale

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Fresh fruit of any sort...okay, dark chocolate.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. My favorite songs change, today, they would be; Norwegian Wood, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Yo Yo Ma playing Bach's Cello suite #1, anything composed by Ennio Morricone , Such Great Hieghts, by The Postal Service

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret that I did not pick up a musical instrument earlier in my life.

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April 29, 2010

In October of 09, my son found a huge, beautiful bright green caterpillar. It was the longest and thickest caterpillar I have ever seen. He had 'rescued' it from some over zealous leaf blowers in a park nearby. With the help of the internet, we identified the caterpillar as a polymephus moth. We then put it in a container with some gauze and a maple leaf which is what we determined this type of caterpillar eats and waited to show it to his father, only to find that in a few short hours it had begun to spin itself a cocoon in the leaf we provided. We had only planned to show it to his father and then let it go! When we researched further, a site that... see more

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