To illustrate the folktales I adapt for Crackle Mountain I use pictures from my own book collection or I trawl through innumerable Google pages seeking "something special". Luckily, I usually find a few gems, many of which are tucked away for future use.
This is how I came across the folk art of watermelon carving. The Japanese have taken their knives to them with exquisite effect. I thought I'd share one of them with you here, and I recommend the quick slide show at this site.