Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Over in the Barnyard" - A sneak Peak

I'm in a frenzy to finish up illustrations for
a Thanksgiving Rhyming Story for Children. This is the second in a series of
Holiday Rhyming Stories I'm illustrating in collaboration with pre-school teacher and writer, Isabel Valentini.

Here's a little Peak at the illustration for Page One.

Those of you who live in the Charlottesville, Va. area might recognize the charming barn in my illustration. The image comes from an 1800's barn ~ "The Barn Swallow". Restored, by Mary Ann Burk and Janice Arone eight years ago, as a venue to show and sell their pottery.
Last fall, after explaining my mission, I was given permission to wander around and photograph the barn and the beautiful piece of property on which it sits. Wow, what an awesome find! Those pictures bring my illustrations, and Isabel's words to life. I can't wait to show you more ~ but for now ~ it's back to the drawing board.

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