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 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.