I am an artist and writer who truly loves what she does. It is such a joy to work with art to tell a story and it makes me confident that children can do the same. I am also an accredited art teacher, certified by the GACE Art certification, with over 19 hours in Art therapy training and I was selected as teacher of the year in 2009 for my work with children. Being a member of the Chattahoocee Valley Writers, and the Southern Breeze Writers and Illustrators Association is a plus for me because I can mingle with some of the best and brightest writers and illustrators in the United States. As an Early Childhood teacher and an Art teacher, I learned that children really want to write or create when they’re motivated and inspired. When teaching, I used to help children understand and experience the importance of our senses and how they help us recall our memories. My student’s comprehension and application made such a difference in their creative writing and art with much enthusiasm; they learned to write and use art by discovering their senses. I really love children and was thrilled to find a way for them to successfully and proudly create both writing and illustrations.In my ill-ustrations and books, I have chosen to use graphite and mixed media, (water colors, acrylic, and colored pencils) to create feelings and emotions, in order to have my illustrations as accurate as possible. I hope you enjoy this website and encourage you to check out my friends and associated links for Artists and Illustrators.Have a Blessed Day
While i use many different mediums, such as, charcoal, pencil,acrylics, and pastels. My favorite medium is watercolors! The depth of layering using that medium, has served me well and I believe a warmth of style can be created by its use.
Capturing the moments in the world around me has always been my passion. Making an image that can reflect that moment in timeless beauty is truly what makes my desire for writing and illustration grow anew every day.
Since 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators promotes the appreciation for children’s books around the world through a community of writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, and enthusiasts . SCBWI provides education and support for these individuals through their awards, grants, programs and events. By fostering this community it strives to increase the quality and quantity of children’s books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators worldwide.
The Georgia, Alabama, and Florida Chapter meets annually and also sponsors events and meetings through local liasions.
SCBWI sponsors many local organizational liaisons in various areas to encourage local writers and illustrators to share ideas, review their work and offer support and evaluation of their efforts.
I am preowned to be the Columbus, Ga local area liaison. For information regarding those meetings please either call me or send me a note from this website.
In 2006, several members of the Chattahoochee Valley Community from both Georgia and Alabama, joined together to start an annual writers conference. this organization fosters writing of poets, authors and journalists around the Valley.
NO COST Events throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
A great way to get Peer Reviews for your work.
The final "Show Mo" event for our area is June 23, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Harris County Public Library, 7511 GA Highway 116, Hamilton, GA 31811.
If you have any questions, please call me or email me.
Hope to see you there.
Bring a friend!