THANK YOU for visiting!!! The following details my art background and how this book was created ~ Don't miss viewing sample pages * Scroll down to buy a signed copy *
Growing up ~ I spent a lot of time daydreaming and doodling! I graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design and worked for many years in Ohio, Atlanta and California sketching ideas for products, displays and exhibits. Today I work solely as an independent artist at my studio in beautiful Austin, Texas.
How this book came to be ~When our kids were little, I wanted a space for them that was bright and cheerful but finding the right art just wasn't easy! So one afternoon I picked up my brushes and painted the art I imagined. Thinking others might be on the lookout too, I had those paintings made into prints which sold at art festivals, in local shops and on-line. Commission requests then came in for everything from bumblebees to zebras! Pet portraits kept me very busy and my cats were becoming popular too, I hosted solo shows and soon chose to pursue painting full time. It was then with that focus, the PURRR-fectly logical idea came to me to write & illustrate a children's book in my bright, colorful style.
And viola'! ~ After hours juggling kids, revising verse and illustrating characters, my "Colorful Cats" have arrived! Delighting children as they learn their colors, the book carries with it the underlying and important message that we are ALL unique and colorful. It is self-published and the proud recipient of a Moonbeam Children's Book Award. I couldn't be more thrilled to share my journey + cats with you today! ~ KS
"Colorful Cats" is a self-published book + proud recipient of:
Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Category : Picturebook/Pre-School
BFA The Cleveland Institute of Art
Industrial Design + Graphic Arts
*price includes: Book, sales tax + shipping. Hardcover / 11" x 13" / 36 pages
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