New Animal Art From Pink
Early this year, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my new children's book, Pink. Pink is a funny and imaginative children's book with tons of animal art. Who doesn't love fun and funky animal characters colored in pink?
The campaign fell short of reaching its goal. However, it was a great experience, and I learned a ton. The Kickstarter was also a great reminder of why everyone should set goals. Having the main focus of launching a Kickstarter campaign allowed me to prioritize my time and make sure I was meeting my deadlines so that I was prepared to launch and full-fill my promises.
So, I took my story and all my animal art, and I launched my book on Amazon. The book looks good, and I completed my higher goal of bringing my story and vision to life in a beautiful book for children and adults to enjoy. A byproduct of my accomplishments is that I now have all this beautiful artwork of animals and the main character Zoe. Which is why I have finally added my watercolor drawings to FineArtAmerica.com
Below are a few of the animal drawings from Pink that you can now purchase online. FineArtAmerica will print, frame, and ship everything to your ready to hang! These prints make great Christmas gifts for animal loves and collects of animal art!
If you are looking for a specific animal and don't see them on my site, you can hire me to create custom animal drawings or other drawings that you might want.
In other news, I am working on my bringing my next story to life. It's going to include a monster, some more animals, and some insects. It's sure to bring a lot of joy to the world.
I will try to post an update of that story soon.
4.26.19 - Today is the day I have been working so diligently towards!
My 2nd kids book, Pink, is now LIVE, yes, I finally said it, Live on Kickstarter!!!! :)
Thank you for all your support over the past few months, weeks and days.
Click the button below and you can help make this kickstarter a success by pledging today and supporting the printing of my story.
Children all across the world will love you forever! :)
There has never been a time in the world better than now to look for and find funny kids books for children. There are so many talented writers and illustrators that are creating some very funny children's books. Some of my favorite kids books are by local (to me) authors living in New England author Josh Funk and Peter Reynolds. Another one of my all time favorite children's book authors and illustrators is Oliver Jeffers. Who doesn't enjoy his stories and artwork?
I have been working on a new children's book for a few years now that teaches kids about creating new colors. The story, which I will also create a coloring book for kids that enjoy a silly coloring book, is about a girl named Zoe that loves painting everything in the color PINK! Yes, Pink!
This funny picture book takes children on a journey and explores the wonderful magic of mixing colors together and is sure to make children and parents laugh while teaching them about color.
Additionally, along with one of the kickstarter tiers I am including a pink coloring book with coloring book pages for children that love coloring. And what kid doesn't love to color?
Here's a sneak peek of one of the pages from my children's book: Pink.
To learn more about Pink and be one of the first ones to know about the kickstarter release, sign up below:
If you haven't heard of the starfish story, you may know it by the title: "The Star Thrower". The person that wrote the starfish story is Loren Eiseley; the author of The Immense Journey. Loren's story has stood the test of time as people often look back and reference The Star Thrower when having a conversation regarding change and someones ability to make a true difference in the world.
In 2014, inspired by Mr. Eiseley, I created my own starfish story for children, parents, teachers, and anyone that likes picture books and of course a fun story. The cover of my book "Addison's Starfish Adventure", is pictured below.
As I mentioned, I was inspired by Mr. Eiseley's starfish story so, I dedicated a page in my book in honor of his book. The starfish story's meaning helps inspire anyone that crosses path with it. The meaning of the story is one that can resonate with anyone because each and everyone one of us has the ability to make a difference in the world. The Starfish Thrower is an empowering story that enables people to be the change they want to see in the world.
Readers receive wonderful wisdom from a starfish. A seemingly simple story that delivers profound meaning.
My starfish story takes children on an adventure to the ocean to find starfish. It's a silly picture book for kids that includes free activities and interactive elements that kids love.
Buy Addison's Starfish Adventure here.
Happy Dot Day 2018!!!
If you are reading this post you are a fan of "The Dot" and are celebrating Dot Day 2018 with the entire world, Yes, the entire world.
The Dot has been an international favorite for years now and everyone is ready to celebrate Dot Day this Saturday.
In honor of one of my favorite stories The Dot by the great illustrator and author Peter Reynolds, I have created a free coloring page (pictured below) for your kids or you to download and print to celebrate Dot Day 2018!
Go ahead and make your mark. :)
In August, I will be displaying my art at a local Art Show in Manchester, NH called Art Jam at Riverside.
It's a cool art festival where artists and musicians are coming together to raise money for local organizations to help fight the heroin/opioid crisis in our community.
Another unique feature about this festival is that all the artists that are displaying their craft at the show will also be creating art live in front of the crowd. There are a ton of talented artist working in many different mediums. This art show is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the artists and everyone in attendance.
Once I have more information regarding my booth location I will post about it and share more information about the show!
It's not easy scouring the internet sifting through ten, twenty, maybe even hundreds of blogs, and Amazon reviews looking for a few recommendations for the some of the best children' books that are translated in Spanish. I know because I went through the process myself!
That's why I decided to create this post of some of the best Spanish story books available. Some of my favorite and the great children's books in Spanish for ages one to two years old were compiled by babycenter.com are: Los Colores and Harold y El Lapiz De Color. If you haven't read these books, I highly recommend them!
A few years ago, I created children's book about a girl named Addison that goes on a wild adventure with the hopes of finding a starfish at the ocean. It's read all around the world by families kids looking to have fun exploring the beach for sea stars and learn more about these wonderful sea creatures.
Because of all the success, I decided to have Addison's Starfish Adventure translated in Spanish and contributed to the increasing number of children's books in Spanish.
Additionally, there is another excellent resource with a great list of Spanish children's stories for children of multiple ages. There is a wide range of books for kids starting in pre-K to children in the fifth and sixth grades.
I am also currently working on two new children's books that I intend to have translated into Spanish for bilingual kids.
If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming stories, fill out the form below:
It's been a while since I have posted, so I set a goal to post before the end of the week. I had been posting about a silent book I've been working on and have since finished. I owe you a few posts to conclude the story which I will work on next week.
This post is about a t-shirt I designed a few years back called Rollin' with my Bish's! I love this design, and I was contacted last week with a request for female shirts/tank tops available. My site is a work in progress, and I thought it would be a good idea to share a few of shirts in a blog post for all my chess players in the world.
Here are two styles available for both men and women interested in comical chess related graphics. I print on demand, and you can order your shirts directly here.
If there is an interest in a larger order, I can provide you with a quote.
In other news, I am working on a few new books, so if anyone is interested in taking a break from their chess game, :) and would like to receive a sneak peak of my upcoming picture book, please send me a note.
Until next time, protect your rooks, spare the queen, and don't forget to mind your pawns, because they will pave the way for the king to stroll down the board with his bish's! :)
Where were you last week? Incase you don't know what is going on with this wordless story book, I will provide you a quick update. This story is about Puppy, on a long journey that
Well, Puppy went for a walk after going through Charlie's puppy training. Now Charlie can't find his new Puppy friend and he decide's to go out and look for him.
Today in my silent kid's book journey, I introduce a new character and his name is Rex. He's cute, right? Sure he is, just look at that adorable smile.
I've been creating art in some form or another all my life and it's what I love to do.