I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for a hundred days already! Thanks so much to everyone that has supported this project so-far by liking, commenting, and following! And extra-special thanks to the people in my life that actually put up with me and all my stress and obsession over this project! Right, so, the Little House series was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder with heavy editing and overwriting by her daughter Rose Wilder Lane. The stories of a pioneer family were compellingly based on the adventures of the Ingalls family, but were never true memoirs. Nellie Oleson, for example, was a composite of three people that Laura disliked. A recently published book called “Pioneer Girl: An Annotated Autobiography” gives a less sanitized version of Laura’s life and I’m terribly excited to read it soon.
Little House on the Prairie, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board