A charming true story, set in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The story is
about an adorable Afghan Hound named Ben who finally finds
happiness in who he is, a big pawed, crazy haired hound,
and finds a home filled with love.
There are also silly sounding English slang words (Cheeky Monkey!)sprinkled throughout the story with explanations, as well as a bit of history on Stoke-on-Trent, and photos of the
real Ben with Theresa Hanlon.
For signed copies by both Theresa and myself, call or email me!!!!
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I've lavishly and abuntantly illustrated this children's songbook with my musician friend John-patrick Yeiser. Johns vision of this songbook and the playfullness that he wanted me to show through my illustrations you'll find surprisingly charming for a songbook! It's full of the good ole children's songs like Old Dan Tucker, Down by the Bay, The Bumblebee Married the Fly
As a Children’s fine art teacher for over 20 years I’ve learned so much from my students. Children have such rich imaginations & are always telling their own stories through their drawings. Through those imaginations, much can be learned. So it just made sense to me to combine art instruction with simple storytelling
in this charming, richly illustrated book….
In this first book of the Series the reader and I are off to the Rainforest. We've got to run
and catch a plane, paintingthe clouds we see out the plane window.
Then, once we arrive in the Rainforest, we'll draw or paint tropical leaves, trees in Perspective, monkeys, and
colorful toucans while sitting under giant leaves in the Rainforest.
We're chased by swarms of colorful Bees, fly off cliffs only to land in the soft Rainforest fauna!
While laying on the Rainforest floor we look up at the trees - There it is...
Single Point Perspective / a Bugs-Eye View! Then we head off in a hot air balloon...
Yes! A hot air balloon for an 'Aerial View'!
I offer step-bystep examples of how to draw the cloud, the toucan, the tropical leaves,
the monkey and the trees in perspective in easy, informative mini tutorials.
This book is also filled with examples of master artists who also have painted clouds,
plants, birds, and used perspective
in their own styles and mediums. So, of course, I'll be talking about Impressionism,
Modern Art, Realism, and more.
At the end of the book there is a fun crossword puzzle using some of the art terms that we use within the book.
Plus, little hidden 'things' on each page for the reader/artist to 'observe' so that they might enjoy a
'Fascination with Observation!
In combining these activities with a fun adventure, creates a fulfilling way to learn about our world and how to draw & paint what's in it!
This is a first in a series of art instruction books which take the reader around the world, exploring different cultures and environments, then draw & paint what we see! Story Telling, Art Instruction, Art History, Art Terms, Fun Activities & More!!