As of late, I have been writing and working on sketches for a children's story. The title is "A Lady, Her Dog, and the Most Exquisite Flower Ever". I am always amazed how experiences in life, whether we want them or not, helps us with our future projects. My time in Asheville wasn't always the best, maybe because we were forced out of New Orleans with Katrina, but again, the mountains and surrounding environment left an amazing impression on me......so it is not surprising that the book takes place in a mountainous town. Here is the introduction:
This is a story about a lady, named Clara, her blind dog, called Lucky, and the adventure both set out to discover and take the most exquisite flower ever known to exist. Clara, who is a commercial gardener, has a unique gift, she was born with a radiating light, a light so bright it keeps people from looking at her. However, with this gift she is able to grow plants twice as fast and is the most successful gardener on the East Coast. It is not surprising she wants the most exquisite flower ever for her garden.
Here are some rough sketches:
|"A Lady, Her Dog and the Most Exquisite Flower Ever"|
|"Mother Wolf Holding Bow and Arrows"|
Of course I do need to mention, that these are original drawings and they should not be copied without my consent.