Many people have been inquiring about what I’ve been doing all day, tucked up in my office. Currently I’m in the process of working on fifty (yes, FIFTY) color illustrations to go along with the fifty children’s poems by author Janet Clough. Her poems are simple, fun and relatable. So that’s what I’ve been trying to convey with the illustrations. It’s been such a great experience working with Janet, and I’m so excited to see the final product!… and share it with everyone!
Here’s one of the illustrations I’ve done for the poem Fourth of July…
And here is the poem that inspired the illustration…
“On Independence Day the flag does wave
Thanking forefathers for
The freedom they gave.
Patriotic songs and barbeque
Are all part of the holiday
Planned for you.
Parades, fireworks, and sparklers galore
Make a great celebration
On July 4.”
So after reading the poem, and coming up with how I envision it in the book… I came up with a parade, as mentioned in the poem, with animals! (Hint, hint… the book will have LOTS of different, fun animals!)
Can’t wait to share the rest with you… and the final product – a book of poems for children! (The name is still in the works.)
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