When I began this blog two years ago, I included the tag line “inspiration comes from everywhere.” I have shared my inspiration and hope that my posts have occasionally inspired others.
Last September, I heard from a friend that his wife was interested in a photograph of mine. She asked for permission to create a painting based on it.
I was amazed by her talent when I looked at her website Danielle Hatherley and was honored at the prospect. Below is the incredible painting “Summer Glow – Boulder ”
Friday night, I was able to meet her and see the painting at a lovely art gallery near Golden, Colorado. Mirada Fine Art Gallery Inspiration is a two-way Street.
In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, I was able to be part of a project at the Boulder Public Library’s MakerSpace. If you follow this blog, you saw a post recently featuring some of the incredibly creative artwork that has been made there.
On Monday, a group of 20 volunteers from around the city of Boulder were able to create a laser cut Field Book. Most of the others spend their time volunteering in the parks, open space, or trails and their designs reflected those interests. I am a tutor at the library and a writer, so my design honors my love of books and my debut, ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, which is now available at the library! If you are a patron of your local library, you can request that it be at your library too and I will be forever grateful.
ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON is out today!
Here are the countdown illustrations from the past two weeks.
I hope you want to buy this book for the children in your life or for a gift if you don’t have children.
Aliana Reaches for the Moon
It’s also helpful if you ask your library to buy the book so that many readers can have access to it.
And reviews online (Amazon, Goodreads) make an important difference for new books.
If you overslept, you’d miss waking up to this work of art! 😍
Rainbow sherbet sky
subtle brush strokes blend colors
then they fade away
slices of red, purple, gray
meld to paint the sky