It has been a little over a year since my interest in becoming an author and illustrator became a reality. I have always had the idea in the back of my mind, but it was when I took my son to see a visiting illustrator at the local library that the idea became a possibility. John Maders displayed a fun energetic love of illustrating. I thought to myself, "I want that passion!"
And so it began. I took Manders' recommendation to read Writer's Digest, Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market. I then did what I have done as an artist in the past and turned to my sketchbook. Sketchbooks are great because we can write words and draw pictures allowing our minds to flow freely. I want my children's books use words and pictures to express the natural world.
I came up with the idea that we need to have a series of children's books about healthy eating. My first book is a work in progress. I am using watercolor to paint healthy food for each letter of the Alphabet. My book is called ABC Healthy.