Dar is a painter of trees and circles, a writer and illustrator of children's picture books, a designer, a teacher of both children and adults, a speaker on creativity and education and a creativity coach. The books here on Blurb represent her work as a certified educator and visiting author and illustrator. During artist-in-residence programs, children work with her to write and illustrate collaborative picture books in the style of her books. They use alliteration and rhyme for the writing and the technique of collage for the illustrations. Information on her educational programs can be found at www.darsworld.com.