Here’s one of my latest drawings. I created this picture using pastels on watercolor paper. It isn’t the easiest combination to work with, sanded paper would have been so much better. But, it was a fun project nonetheless. This little mouse is based on a character from one of my future books, Huckleberry Pie. I can’t wait to illustrate that story and begin the journey toward publication! If I could just get enough artistic inspiration to finish illustrating it!
This little painted card was a gift to my wonderful Dad on his birthday! As a cautious artist, I pushed myself to play with bolder colors than I’m used to in this painting. Using opposite colors for the shading was definitely fun! Now, let’s see if I can make my Dad a cheesecake that is just as special as the one these forest creatures are enjoying. These three little animals are all characters from my upcoming story “Huckleberry Pie”. I hope to show you some illustrations of that story soon! Until then, enjoy the summer!
I’ve been sketching! This is the beginning of an illustration for my upcoming story “Huckleberry Pie”. It’s about a little hedgehog and the trouble he meets while out picking huckleberries in the forest. Soon I will be bringing some color into this drawing with watercolors and beginning the next illustration!
When I was a girl, picking huckleberries was one of my favorite things to do! I loved the quiet woods and the sweet and sour treats. While I was still really little, I began to dream up stories about a little hedgehog who did all of the things I loved to do. I completely enjoyed bringing my childhood dream to life by writing this story. It’s the first book in a series of three so far, and hopefully I’ll be able to think up another one soon. I’m still readying myself to write a query letter for this tale and send it off to a literary agent for consideration. Such an exciting thought!
It has been far too long since I wrote a post! I have been busy with writing and all the common activities of life, but I have been totally negligent when it comes to art. So, the best I could do was share a picture from long ago with all of you. This is just a simple, watercolor sketch, really. I did it on the spur of the moment just for fun when I was first experimenting with ink and paint. Now, I can feel my creativity building, so hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back at it with pencil and paintbrush. Until then, enjoy the summer and have a wonderful day!
Another Mother’s Day has come around and this year I am just as blessed as ever! I cannot express how dear my mom is to me. She is my best friend and my role model. When I think about my mom, her love and sweetness puts a song in my heart. That’s why I decided to paint this little bird, singing his heart out. Somehow, I love painting musical notation and sweet creatures together. I’m hoping to make this painting available as fine art prints, greeting cards and iPhone & Galaxy Cases soon. To all the mothers out there, I wish you a wonderful day!
Just a a simple sketch to appreciate the beautiful Spring weather we’re having! I can’t believe how fast time is flying! We’re heading into May and I still feel like my mind is stuck in March. Well, here is what I’m looking forward to this Spring and Summer: I’ve completed a novel for preteens +, and I have a lineup of children’s stories that are begging for illustrations. That should keep me busy for a while. My latest novel is centered around an imaginative girl who dreams of becoming a hero. I’m so excited that it’s complete! Now comes the scary part, presenting it to an agent and aiming toward publication.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I thought I would share this picture with you. It is the front cover of my future story “Love Looks Like a Hug.” I don’t know just when I’ll finish this story and have it available in my book shop, but I hope it will be soon! This year, I’m so thankful for the people in my life who I love. God has blessed me with an amazing family and amazing friends! But, most importantly, he has blessed me with his own love. I never cease to be awestruck by Jesus’ amazing love. There is no sweeter love story than the one we build when we give our hearts to Him. I hope that you all have a wonderful day, and I hope that many people discover the life changing, soul saving love of Christ.