Don’t let Love go

loveJust because the Valentines day past, doesn’t mean we should give up on Love. Love is a constant emotion. The agenda for today is to make someone happy with a random act of kindness. Send a love note to a stranger by leaving it on their doorstep, windshield or even a bike rack. I’m sure this will brighten up that someone’s day! It’s nice to know that someone out there is loving you.

This idea was inspired by the lovely Hannah Brencher. My ambitious friend Grace got a group of friends together to come up with some sweet messages along with quick little doodles. A stack of empty cards, envelopes, stamps and markers were set aside for us to get creative. Little smirks and burst of laughter was shared throughout the night amongst the group, as we shared our hand written love note. Brighten someone’s path by showing them a little light of Love.love (2)love (3)love (4)love (5)love (6)love (7)

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Illustration Gone To Print

My apologies I’ve been MIA for a while. But I’m back and I have such great news. The book I illustrated;” Lima Goes to Machu Picchu”  has printed!

Over a year ago, my brilliant friend Grace approached me with a wonderful idea of creating a children’s book together with her. She came up with a story about a snail named Lima who lives in Peru and travelled to Machu Picchu in search of his existence in the world.  She knew exactly how to capture my attention with… SNAILS and MUSHROOMS! The other interest I had in the book was Peru. Having the experience of hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in a total of 4 days.  Each step of the way was breath taking. It was so magnificentt when we reached the grand finale, words could not express the magnitude. I really didn’t mind re-living the memories through my paintings.

This was the biggest challenge I faced creatively after wedding planning. It’s been a little under a decade since I last painted. One of my fav media is watercolor. There’s just something so beautiful about how you could control the opacity of the medium. It’s as fluid as chiffon, one of my fav fabrics. They are similar in a way where they can be challenging to work with but with  patience and dedication it’ll turn out to be a masterpiece.This one book has now turned into a wonderful series of books that introduces different countries, culture, life lessons & unravelling the genius in children at an early age. By introducing them to a more advance vocabulary that will help stimulate their minds. I love the fact that each book showcases a unique talented  local artist. Grace is moving rapidly, she’s already up to her 4th book. So far 2 of the 4 have been published.

I find pleasure in collecting books with great illustrations. I hope my book will be apart of your library as well. If you’re interested you can purchase my book here. You can also show some more support by liking us on FB. Thanks for visiting friends.