Karen Newe, of Pasadena, Calif., has balanced years of professional graphic design with freelance illustration and fine-art printmaking. Her design work has included advertising, editorial, publishing, and corporate non-profit work for World Vision. She has designed and illustrated books for storyteller Melea Brock, including Right-Side-Up Stories for Upside-Down People, Coming Home, and Step Inside, as well as multiple CDs. Additional book illustration includes It’s Time: Explore Your Dreams and Discover Your Gifts by Diane Noble, and Coming Home to the Body by Christine Valters Paintner of AbbeyOfThe Arts.com. Her fine art work is rooted in printmaking—lithography, woodcut and monoprint. She uses printmaking methods in mixed-media works with themes of feminine presence and spirituality. Always interested in the overlap of art and spirituality, Newe has taken many workshops blending these pursuits, most recently in the arts and spiritual direction. She has also led art-making workshops for church retreats, and serves in liturgical design and aesthetics for Pasadena Mennonite Church in Pasadena.