December 2001: Pen and Colored Pencils.
Caption: “Don’t you think you ought to be getting back to work, Ivy?”
Explanation: Ivy and Weaver have to break up their playful wrestling when Alix nags Ivy to finish what she started. Ivy issues some idle threats and then does as she’s told.
IVY TRIVIA: Ivy is a surprisingly obedient person, even at the beginning of the novels when she is the most undisciplined. As a child, having another person be disappointed in her was the worst punishment she could imagine, and she scrambled to earn others’ praise and avoid their criticism. This is a good thing since corporal punishment would have been . . . ineffective, not to mention dangerous.