The Strawberry Patch ~ Pastel Drawing by Theresa Stinnett

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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!


Illustrated Birthday Card ~ Watercolor Painting

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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!

Sketching Illustrations for a Children’s Story


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!

Goldie Fish ~ Watercolor Painting by Theresa Stinnett


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!

Happy Mother’s Day – Song Bird Painting


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!

Enjoying Spring – Sketching – Drawing


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.

Valentine’s Day!

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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.

Golden Archway-Arcylic Painting

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A Scanty Shelter- Acrylic Painting

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