I found a magic wand at the age of 5. It had a short wooden handle and a patch of hair at the top. I could dip it in all sort of colors and paint anything I wanted. With my magic wand I made fairies and monsters, princesses and castles, shoes and pretty clothes, sunsets and sunrises, flower gardens, hills and mountains, rivers and lakes. I imagined tales and stories. I did learn from master wizards too, my mom loved my paintings and she signed me up for art classes. Charcoal, gouache, watercolor, oil, the masters taught it all and I took it all in as I grew taller and older.
Then the winds of University came along and took my magic wand away. I almost drowned in textbooks and studied and got a degree. After that I worked and worked and traveled and traveled mostly for work until one day I met my husband. A few years later along came my beautiful daughter, and she brought my magic wand back.
As I started to draw and paint again the tales and stories popped up into my memory. Now I am wiser and more experienced. My wand these days is a digital stylus, and I keep it very close. Now I draw every day. I do illustrations mostly for children and anyone else who still remembers beauty and happiness. And the stories, I make sure those are never forgotten either.
Earlier in 2012 I published my first children's book called Kangaroo Kangaroo Where Are You? My next book is due in December 2012.
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