Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
I want to share with you all a project I am currently working on illustrating.
‘This is Ella’ is a beautifully written book about a vivacious little girl named Ella. This book is designed to help children see the beauty in diversity.
Ella is a fun loving little girl, just about to start school. While she may speak a little differently than you, and she may look a little different than you, she can be a really good friend.
This is a grassroots project, written by my friend Krista Lee Ewert, who also happens to be Ella’s mom.
To find out how you can support this project or to purchase the book, you can visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8716905/this-is-ella
You can also find out more at: http://www.kristaewert.com
I recently finished up another illustration project for Cedar Springs. It’s a promotional postcard featuring our battlefield themed lazer tag. Yesterday I stopped by the office to pick up a copy of the prints. I feel so blessed to live and work here.
I did the illustrations in ink and watercolor, then tidied them up in Photoshop.
An open air painting from art class. It is outdoor ed season here at Cedar Springs and the geocaching kids made it into the scene. 🙂
I’m so excited for this summer. I’ll be teaching two weeks of drawing camp this year. Lord willing, and registration allowing. If it goes well, maybe a watercolor camp 2017…Dreams. ☺️
We took the boys out on the mountain loop to find snow last weekend.
It’s been warming up steadily out here and it seems we made it out just in time. The snow was crusty and melting but we had fun all the same.
Being out in nature, watching my kids play, often puts me in a mood to paint. Sometimes I’m able to maintain that mood and retain the energy until an opportune time. This was one of those blessed times.
I realize I painted them looking like babies. They are growing so fast! But in my heart they will probably always be my little babies. ❤️
I had the pleasure of designing a post card for our camp.
I love field guides. Birds, bugs, regional, whatever. They just fascinate me. I picked up a moth field guide at the library a while back and this week I finally got a chance to paint from it. Just a little note card for a friend. I love how it turned out.
This is a project I finished a while back. It was a lot of fun and a bit of a challenge as I’ve never actually been to the camp. I had lots of pictures and the camp’s old map to go on.
I especially enjoyed adding the people and the vehicles. Adding a bit of myself to the work, the red car is based on our current vehicle. Our brave little toaster. The van is based on one of the more conspicuous family vehicles from my childhood. My parents had eight of us kids so why not drive around in a giant yellow-orange bus? 😉