Josh Tuininga

Welcome! I’m an artist, author, and creative director working in the Pacific Northwest. I’m always busy working on a variety of new art projects. Take a look at what I’ve been up to, and feel free to contact me anytime.

About the Book

Maya is always wondering. On this particular afternoon she looks up at the sky and asks herself the classic question, "Why is the sky blue?" Through a series of encounters with people she meets throughout the day, Maya is presented with several intriguing explanations. As she goes about her day, the reflecting sky above transforms to illustrate these concepts. This is a story about everybody's unique and valuable perspective of the world. It is a story about inquisitiveness, wonder and in the end, finding the answer within yourself.


"To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." 
- e.e. Cummings

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About the Author

Josh Tuininga is an award winning illustrator and creative director located in the Seattle area.  After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Josh moved back to the Pacific Northwest and started his own art and design agency, The Medium (link: Josh lives in North Bend, WA with his wife and two daughters who helped him convert a vintage bluebird school bus into an art studio. 'Why Blue?' is Josh's first children's picture book.  

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