1. stacystudios says:

    Very nice website. I haven’t looked at it all yet, but I will!
    We’ll put you on our friend’s link as well, and thanks!
    Good Luck, Ron and Marcia Stacy

  2. Edward Louie says:

    Great Website!! Many thanks for sharing

  3. Janet Lightfoot says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your history.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Jennie Jolly says:

    Hello Ron,
    I know that you enjoyed your trip to PEI and I’m sure you left all “Islander Booklovers “dazzled by your talents. You and Sandra have made books and words come alive sharing your special talents with the world. Congratulations! Your website is great!

  5. dylan says:

    i was just emailing to say merry Christmas and that second hand rose will live a happy life in my house and she is being talked to every day and that will stay the same
    thank you
    lots of love Dylan,

  6. Hi Dylan,
    We’re so glad that Second Hand Rose has a new home with you and we’re sure you two will be best friends!
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014!
    Sandra and Ron

  7. nan gregory says:

    Hello Ron and Sam,

    I just linked to your website from mine. http://www.nangregory.com. Please do visit it, and link back to me.

    I hope you’re faring well this winter. Don and I are off to Belize in a few days. I’ve never kayaked in warm water. I’m looking forward to it, believe me.


  8. dylan says:

    hi,I am going to grandmas soon I will be sure to bring second hand rose and face time you guys love you lots and soon to see you guys
    love you lots, Dylan

  9. Hi Dylan – We’re glad to know that Second Hand Rose has found such a good friend like you! We hope you both have fun visiting with grandma. Lots of love, Sandra & Ron

  10. Dylan hopkins says:

    I missed on the FaceTime but I will soon,I want to come and visit and see what it looks like there and if I ever come I will be sure to bring my little second hand rose and I love her more then a lot of things
    Lots of love .dylan

  11. Hi Dylan — Nice to hear from you again! Be sure to check out some new photos on our “What’s New in 2014?” blog https://thelightburns.com/whats-new-in-2014/

    Everyone at the Ladies Tea & Garden Club sends greetings to Second Hand Rose and hopes that she is finding lots of bargains and treasures.

    Love, Sandra and Ron

  12. Beverley Knox says:

    Hi Ron and Sam
    Doug Weaver is introducing me to your talents. He introduced me to Barb and Vic Bosson. I pencil sketch a little.
    Lovely work. Thanks for your art.
    Doug says high.
    Beverley Knox

  13. Hi Beverley – Thanks for your kind comments. Say hi to Doug. 🙂
    Best wishes,
    Sam and Ron

  14. Ruth Flemming says:

    Hi, i have written a children’s book, and am seeking out an illustrator. This is a new process to me, and would appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you so much!

  15. Hello Ruth,
    Have you looked into a membership with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre? This organization has a number of resources that might be useful to you, including Get Published: The Writing for Children Kit. The kit includes A Guide to Getting Published – practical advice on submitting manuscripts, and a list of Canadian publishers currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts:


    You don’t have to be a member to purchase the kit, but a membership would include a subscription to their quarterly magazine and monthly newsletter. Trends are constantly changing so these publications would be very helpful to you in terms of keeping current with the Canadian children’s book scene. Now that we are retired from the book making business we are pretty much out of the loop.

    Another organization you may consider joining is CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators and Performers:


    CANSCAIP is a friendly and supportive community for beginning and experienced writers. They have a newsletter, regional monthly meetings and an annual conference. The meetings and conference are great places to network as they are often attended by the very people you need to connect with, publishers and editors.

  16. Simon Kendall says:

    Like the site and of course the art. Great stuff. Hello to you both. How are the Pilsbury dough family?

    Simon Kendall

  17. Hi Simon – What a nice surprise to hear from you! What have you been up to for the last 40 years?
    Cheers from R&S and the Pillsbury Family. 😉

  18. Larry Turnbull says:

    Wow great news! Congratulations Ron that is a fantastic painting.

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