The final revisions are in and my first Children’s Book “Who’s in the Woods?” is currently available for sale directly from the printer (Lulu) and/or will be available on Amazon (possibly Barnes & Noble) within the next 6-8 weeks — of course I receive a larger % if you purchase directly from the printer 😉
I am so excited I can barely contain myself! It’s taken forever since I finished my Master’s degree to finish all the paintings from my Thesis Project into this first book and I’ve already started my second book “Who’s in the Forest?”; a book about a northern boreal forest covered in snow on Christmas Eve.
My cousin, Teri, posted this beautiful video on FB and I had to copy it into a watercolor. I tried the Chinese Pour Technique. I’ve been working on artwork for kids for so long that it’s a bit more fanciful than I was working for, yet I’m still enjoying it.
The Fu Dog Painting Class on January 18 was a great, mid-week break from the dreary winter rains. The students had a great time and several picked up ceramic Fu Dogs from Allerton House after the painting class.
I’m participating in the Square Art Monticello event this Friday, July 1 from 5-8pm on the square in Monticello. Stop by if you’re going to the First Friday Film or just in the downtown area.
I lead a Peony Painting Class again this year at Allerton Park and Retreat Center for the Monticello Area Arts Council. We had about 30 attendees and a beautiful evening. Lots of creativity and everyone went home with their own masterpiece.
Here’s an invite for the 1st Birthday Party of my twin nephews. Their baby shower and bedroom are all about airplanes, courtesy of their dad’s addiction to parachuting. Yikes!!
I recently held a class for ~20 participants on peony painting in the garden of Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL. The Monticello Area Arts Council approached me about the event and I wasn’t sure about the setting and how it would go. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm and willingness of the painters. They seemed to have such a good time, from the inexperienced to those who painted without guidance. Quite a fun night!