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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Vizir Who Was Punished, An Arab Fairy Tale


It was extra hard to choose what to use for an illustration for this story.  The goal is to entice the reader to read the story without giving away too much of the main focus or ending.  I didn't want to illustrate the prince but I could have.  I didn't want to illustrate the vizir because he would have been an older man and I wanted to appeal to children by depicting children.  So I chose the ogress in the form of a girl by the side of the road.  I hope it is intriguing enough to get you to listen to the story or read it for yourself when the book is published early in the new year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Urashima Taro, A Japanese Fairy Tale Collage


This is a classic fairy tale from Japan where the fisherman has mercy on a sea turtle and is rewarded with a view of the undersea world.  It has a sad ending though.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Collage of Threatened Boy for Black Lives Matter


My series on Black Lives Matter focuses on children and why not?  They are the real losers when lives are threatened.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Painting Watercolor Botanicals, Goldfinch and Grapes


This is the third of the four botanicals I did.  I love the gold and purple/blue colors together.  It sparkles.