Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Sketches: helping children learn to read


Last year, Marnie from Kids Hope USA, contacted me about illustrating a list of nursery rhymes for the special reading project that would help children of all races across the world, learn to read. As I sit here in the studio this afternoon gazing at the table filled with about 23 darling illustrations, my heart smiles knowing that they'll soon be available in a book to help those very children they work with every single day.

It's a great feeling inside knowing that I've had the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing project and look forward to hearing how my illustrations have touched the heart of children everywhere. There's no better gift in life than being a part of collaboration that brings hope and life to children.

I'll be in and out over the next few weeks, taking care of things with my younger brother whose wife passed away recently and will visit everyone when able.  

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16 comments

  1. Oh how I wish my artwork was touching the hearts of children the way yours are. God really is using that beautiful gift he gave you for all the right reasons.:)

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  2. Your sketches are wonderful!
    And I hope with your brother everything goes well!
    Creative greetings, Sabine

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  3. Such a great project and it must have been very fun and rewarding to you work with. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life.

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  4. The project sounds very good and useful! I like your positive and cheerful drawing, too. Love the yellow jacket.

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  5. What a sweet illustration ~ and perfect for spring!

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  6. What a sweet project! I'm sure your charming art will inspire many children. I hope things go as well as possible with your brother.

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  7. love all of your illustrations, Alexandra. they are so beautifully colored and whimsically sweet... So proud of you!!! I hope your brother is doing better this week. I know that is unbearably hard.....
    Love you, Jane

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  8. Your projects are wonderful! Not only children will love your illustrations I also love them so much. And this little cute girl with her funny red hair and the yellow coat and the umbrella makes me feel happy like a child! Thank you for sharing and thank you again for hosting the Sunday Sketches! It's always such fun!

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  9. P.S. Good luck with all the arrangements you have to take care of now with your younger brother! Sending best wishes for both of you!

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  10. It's a blessing to use your artwork for such a meaningful project. I'm sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law. Peace to you and your family.

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  11. What a great opportunity for you to share your art with the world! Our thoughts are with you as you help your brother through this difficult time.

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  12. Such a sweet sketch and such a wonderful project!

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  13. Your illustrations are a perfect match for this project. And how rewarding to know your artwork will inspire new beginnings in others.

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  14. this is a cute drawing, love the yellow raincoat and hat.

    wishing you a lovely day.

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  15. It is more than great and I'm so celebrating along with you. so happy for you to have this opp for a good org. your illustration/watercolour is darling too. Well done!

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