Zoë lives on a thickety patch of land in central Vermont with her husband (Matt), her dog (Ida), and a slew of other dear, unruly beasts. She enjoys drawing, weeding, writing, eating, and playing a game called Crazy Puppies (of which Ida is the inventor).
Zoë's drawing sessions begin with quick sketches and value studies, exploring the angles and curves of her subjects and arranging light and dark shapes. Final drawings are a slow, many-layered process using pencils, brushed-on graphite powder, and erasers. When a character emerges clearer on paper than it was in her mind, Zoë feels she's shaking paws with an old friend.