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My Illustrations Last Quarter of 2016


I don’t know where the time goes, but I need to post my illustrations for the last quarter of 2016. The last quarter of the year flew by for me. It seems like the older I get the faster time goes by. Most of these illustrations I did with a Facebook group, The 52 Week […]

My Illustration Adventures For 2016


My Illustration Adventures For 2016 have been planned. Since I retired from teaching art in inner city schools in 2011, I have been working on my art and learning about illustration and writing children’s books. Although I have a lot of education in fine art, I had no training in illustration and picture books for […]

The Art Of The Story Illustration Collec...

The Art Of The Story Illustration Collection

  The Art Of The Story Illustration Collection was presented for a public display at the Lilburn Arts Alliance Spring Show in Lilburn, Ga.  Lilburn is a suburb that is located in the northeast approximately 26 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  I am a member of this Arts Alliance and all of our exhibits in […]

Children’s Books On Diversity

RNA Jingle Dancer

In the past year or so there has been much discussion on the need for more children’s books on diversity.  Since retiring from teaching elementary school several years ago I was curious if the number of books in this area have increased so I did a quick check to see what is offered on […]

My October And November Illustrations fo...

My October And November Illustrations for Doodle Day

It is time to catch up with posting my October and November illustrations for Doodle Day.  Doodle Day for those of you that are not familiar with it, is a FaceBook group for children and adults that like to draw or doodle.  The experience level ranges from beginner to professional but the focus is to […]

The History of The Picture Book

The History of The Picture Book

  November is picture book month which made me wonder what is the history of the picture book?  I was surprised to learn that the date of the first picture book goes back to 1658.  Orbis Pictus, a book by John Amos Comenius was the earliest illustrated book specifically for children.  The format was more […]

Second Birthday For My Book Drabsville

Second Birthday For My Book Drabsville

  This month marks the second birthday for my book, Drabsville.  I came up with the idea for the book around 1980 when I was attending Georgia State University.  I had always wanted to write and illustrate a picture book but had no idea how to do so.  I was taking art education courses and […]

Tourist Blog Hop

Tourist Blog Hop

I love getting to know about other authors and illustrators and volunteered for the Tourist Blog Hop with Tanja Bauerle. Tanja Bauerle, an award-winning children’s book illustrator, escaped many years in the corporate arena of design to pursue her love for children’s book illustration.  Originally from Germany, Tanja grew up outside Melbourne, Australia, and now […]