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The text and illustrations of this lushly colored picture book guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving, including shock, tears, anger, and hope. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a children's picture book by design, but accessible to people of all ages.
"Through brilliant colors revealed and remembered, Roger offers sacred space to dwell with grief and be at peace."—Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, Director, Center for the Ministry of Teaching, Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership Virginia Theological Seminary
"Our world is increasingly re-discovering that grief and trauma are whole-body experiences. Hutchison's imagery and art are a feast for the eyes, soaking into the mind's memories and rendering fresh tears, smiles, and that human-divine alchemy of prayer that all great art performs."—Troy Bronsink, founder of The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action and author of Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers.
"Working in hospice and palliative care, we often discussed the lack of appropriate resources to help the children, grandchildren and siblings of our patients process their grief. I wish I'd had a copy of My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. on my shelf. The poetic verse and vivid artwork gently explore the spectrum of emotions grieving children, youth and adults experience."—Sarah H. Cross, LMSW, MPH
Author and Artist Roger Hutchison is the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at his church in Houston, Texas and the author of The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy. He had the privilege of painting with children who had witnessed the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. The experience affected him profoundly and convinced him of a vocation to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.