Salley created the magical illustrations out of fabric for Maestro Classics' Peter and the Wolf CD. When I was again searching for another outstanding illustrator for The Nutcracker, Salley recommended Ashley. Last evening we all had dinner together on Cape Cod. As you can see, many laughs. Alan Wonneberger recorded the narration with Jim Weiss of Great Hall Productions last week in Maryland. Jim came up from Charottesville, VA and I came down from Massachusetts. As you can see, The Nutcracker is getting pretty special treatment and will be ready for the Christmas market. There are lots of great pictures on Salley's, Ashley's, and Jim's websites. Go visit!