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Erika Lynne Jones

Plano, Texas, US

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I’m Erika Jones, an illustrator and writer living in Dallas, Texas with my husband and three kids. Experiencing different cultures and relating to people with a variety of life experiences was one of the key values instilled in me growing up. Getting to pass this on to my children as a homeschool teacher and to many others through my art and storytelling truly lights me up.

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Happy New Year Black Eyed Peas by Erika Lynne Jones

Plano, Texas, US

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Since I can remember, my family has enjoyed black eyed peas and other savory side dishes on New Year's Day to symbolize the good luck and fortune we want to invite into our new year. This illustration depicts our recipe (with a few modern updates) and shows a family enjoying the tradition. As I was finalizing this illustration I found some old stationery my late mother had written some recipes on. It was such a treat to be able to include it in this drawing about family traditions.