April 11, 2023
It's been awhile since I have been on here, but the latest news is that I am illustrating my next children's book with published author April Renner Curtsinger.
Look for it to be out next Christmas.
June 22, 2021
I feel so privileged to have worked with published author April Renner Curtsinger on her 2nd book Winnie. She is an amazing author, and I absolutely loved her first book Boone.
Boone is about how he was abandoned by his family and how he made his way, with the help of an Angel, to live with April. Then in Winnie, Boone learns that even though God makes us all different, we are all still special. Boone learns to love Winnie as part of the family.
Both books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
June 17, 2021
I just got my copy of the book from the author, and I cannot even tell you how excited I am. This was a year in the making....an accident a few weeks after I started on the illustrations that left my painting hand completely useless, Covid-19, the stress of uncertainty, and the fact that this was all new, and I really didn't know what I was doing. However, this was a dream I had, and I was not going to let it slip away regardless of the circumstances.
Boone was the author's first book, but I did not illustrate it. It is currently available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to get a copy as the story of Boone continues into Winnie.
Once Winnie goes live, I will post the links.
February 11, 2021
What can I say about 2020: I'm glad it's over! But for some, the nightmare continues. Covid 19 has destroyed our society, economy, education, jobs, and for some, their health. It's just unreal to think that our lives as we knew it to be....is over. It just saddens my heart to see the state of our society.
But God is in control of all things, and He has protected my family and me from harm. He gave me a focus: The Book! It is finally finished, and all images have been sent to the Publisher. Now we wait to hear back for any edits or changes.
I am so anxious to have that hard copy in my hand, and to finally say that I was able to use my gift of painting to glorify Him in all his glory.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
- 1 Peter 4:10-11
October 1, 2020
A lot has happened over the past two years. I have moved from making clipart and maintaining my store on Teachers Pay Teachers to strictly painting. In my busy, chaotic life, I have found so much peace in painting.
I do mainly watercolors, and what started as simply making watercolor circles for digital use, has turned into painting fur babies! I absolutely LOVE animals, and people love having paintings of them.
Losing a pet is a heart-wrenching, traumatic experience. I have had to put my puppy and kitty down, and it was no easy task. I cried like a 2-year-old. I felt like a piece of me died with them. So now my heart feels the need to paint those fur babies we have had to let go.
But I don't just paint fur babies. A dear friend lost her friend last year. She was very young, and she left a husband and 4-year-old son behind. I had to paint her, also.
My newest endeavor is illustrating! I knew when George Ella Lyon came to visit my school that I wanted to be an illustrator. I love her books, and even though she did not illustrate her books, I was still excited about meeting her and with the prospect of one day illustrating my own book.
God saw to it that my new dream would come true. I was approached by published author April Renner Curtsinger about illustrating her book. How could I say no?
Check back towards the end of this year for my first book to be completed.
Visit my gallery for a look at my paintings.