Showing posts from January, 2015

"Passion" is the theme for Illustration Friday this week. Books what a passion!

This is my submission for Illustration Friday this week. The theme is "Passion"! I thought it would be fun to show this little girl engaged in her "Passion"- Reading! Her bunny loves reading too! I have been asked to do a pencil sketch of my friend Violet again this year to be used for the game"Pin the Heart on Violet" at her birthday party. What a fun idea for a game! My sketch of Violet based on the photo above! This is the sketch from last year!

My Newest Submission to Illustration Friday

I haven't submitted any drawings to Illustration Friday, an online weekly challenge for illustrators, since earlier in 2014. I thought I'd start submitting again, mostly for the challenge, but not to mention the fun! I did this drawing in about a half hour after seeing that the theme this week is Toys! "Toys" I'm still working on illustrations for "Jamila Does Not Want A Bat In The House"a picture book for the US Baha'i Publishing Trust's children's book imprint- Bellwood Press. But sometimes doing a quick spontaneous illustration like this helps me balance my need to draw while I'm working on something like a book that requires a lot of research and planning. Another kind of spontaneous drawing I've been enjoying lately is making mandalas. I will be doing an adult ed. class on Mandalas in Spring, and have been keeping a mandala journal. Here are some samples:

Kamal's Day and Babysitter Blues make great gifts!

SO grateful that I have two books that I've written and illustrated available on line NOW!  A picture book for the young ones and a chapter book for older readers! My picture book about a day in the life of a Baha'i Child called Kamal's Day, published by Bellwood Press, shows how a young boy studies some Baha'i quotes in his neighborhood children's class and is involved in other core activities in his home and neighborhood. Glad to say that this book would make a great gift for a child from age 3 to 8! Me with my book-Kamal's Day, published by Bellwood Press! Join Kamal as he goes about a typical day in his neighborhood, spending time with his family, attending a neighborhood children's class, visiting an elderly neighbor, playing with his friends, and helping his parents host a study circle. Kamal's Day offers us a glimpse of a young person who is fully engaged in the community-building process, and it is hoped that Kamal will offer famil