Salley Mavor’s love of sewing little things led to a 40 year career in visual storytelling, illustration and design. A needle is her tool, thread is her medium and stitches are her mark. She is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, fiber artist and author, who is branching out into animation. Her artwork combines sculptural embroidery, dolls and found objects, making 3-dimentional miniature worlds that are photographed and reproduced in picture books. In addition to illustrating, Salley creates tableaus in bas-relief, using her unique blend of materials and sewing techniques. The original pieces are displayed in shadowbox frames and shown in museums and galleries across America. Ms. Mavor a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Salley and her husband Rob Goldsborough have recently combined their artistic and technical talents to make stop-motion animated films. Rob, a retired engineer has had a life-long interest in photography. He offers his knowledge and expertise in filming, lighting and computers and Salley makes the puppets, props and sets, which she animates. They spent a good part of a year filming "Liberty and Justice : A Cautionary Tale in the Land of the Free" in the basement of their Falmouth, MA home and plan to collaborate on more animation projects in the future.