In 2017, I wrote a rhyming children’s book for my nieces. For Christmas, my sisters @edearbornhughes @mpisformarypatton surprised me by illustrating the manuscript and turning it into a book! It was so exciting to see my creation come to life and have the girls remember the words and read along! ⠀
And now, a sneak peek from my first picture book - Fried Snake Soup!⠀
"Walking through town, Lorraine stopped when she saw -⠀
A quick flash of fur and the swipe of a paw!⠀
Behind a store window were pups with long tails,⠀
cats with pink tongues and small fish with bright scales."⠀
"'What's this place?' Lorraine thought, looking up at the sign.⠀
'Pet Shop', she read, as she heard a dog whine.⠀
With a nod from her mom, Lorraine rushed through the door⠀
To a place full of smells, sounds, and creatures galore."⠀
There really is a painting coming soon hold tight ! Here's some more book illustration. Sorry if the pencil drawings aren't your cuppa but the paintings will be back online in force when I start my studies again so I'm finishing my portrait and illustration commissions before I get mad busy with that. #illustrarion#oc#childrensbook#artsy
“My Brown Skin” is a heartwarming story about embracing who you are. A child’s first words of confidence and pride. Speak life into your child as you read the words they need to hear. Available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com for $12.95
Some of you might be familiar with the Action Bible. It has dramatic comic style illustrations. It is very captivating to read and look at. The one I have pictured here is the Storybook form of the original Action Bible. This one is geared for younger kids (4-8). The original Action Bible is more for 8-13 year olds (I posted the original Action Bible a while ago). This Storybook has larger illustrations and the text is larger and briefer. Both are now available in the church library 😄 #CovGraceLibrary#ActionBible
Did you know that I am 1/2 Cuban? My mother is a Cuban exile with an incredible story. Today as I was reflecting on my heritage and looking at some of my family history, I was reminded of this book I read a while back, All the Way to Havana, written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Mike Curato. Because of my Cuban roots, I am drawn to anything that portrays this beautiful island, paused in time. But there is something for everyone to love in this lovely book! The poetry has that familiar Latin rhythm - I can almost feel the drums beating and the guitar strumming along as the words dance across each page along with the putter of old engines. And the exquisitely detailed pictures take the reader on the beautiful journey from the Cuban country to the colorful city - and you can almost feel the distressed leather of the vintage car and the salty breeze blow on your face on the drive. I love this beautiful story of both innovation and hope that have carried the Cuban people through some incredible challenges! Don’t miss it. #MarcisBookshelf
Hi, everyone! I thought I would open commissions again! I am having trouble finding a job in the field I would like to be in and even a part-time job. Commissions are the only way for me to earn money at the moment, I have student loans to pay off and would love to save up to get my own place. You can also support me through Patreon and receive exclusive content! It would be really helpful and kind if you could spread this around. Thanks!
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Link is also in bio.