Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Pigs in tutus save the day in Lynne Mallonee Schlimm’s new children’s book

Lynne Mallonee Schlimm and Anne Shields, two denizens of the Wednesday Studio, have teamed up to create a delightful children’s book, Beets, Baths and Ballet. Through 24 pages of twists and turns, an organic beet farm and day spa becomes a venue for a ballet about Noah’s Ark.

It’s a children’s book, yes, but honestly, over the past year all of us in the Wednesday Studio have chuckled and chortled and oohed and ahhed as we have seen Lynne paint illustrations like these:


The story and illustrations are by Lynne, and Anne wrote the text. Here are some sample pages from the published book:

tractor with text

Pigs spread

Pigs in Girl Scout uniforms. A ballet instructor named Madame Fiona de Couchon. An organic beet farm with a sideline spa including mud bath, massage, and sauna.

Charming, darling, inspired, clever, droll–the book is, in a word, a blast.

Hot off the press, it is on display at the Wednesday Studio show now occurring at Iona Senior Services. To find out how to purchase your own copy, email

Marian Wiseman

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4 comments on “Pigs in tutus save the day in Lynne Mallonee Schlimm’s new children’s book

    October 23, 2017

    you are THE BEST!! thank you so much.


  2. ellen3c
    October 23, 2017

    Marian is absolutely right. The entire class has been laughing in delight as we have seen the text and watercolor illustrations develop. Many kudos to this inspired pair! I understand there is another story in the works. Cannot wait to see what they come up with.


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