Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WOYWW: Blessed by invisible disabilities

Most of you know I've been diligently working behind the scenes on several children's books. Let me say just how blessed I've been to have these multiple opportunities to touch the lives of children across the world. My studio table has been filled with paints, brushes and a lot of watercolor paper these past several months and all of the hard work is coming to life!

The illustrations above are a peek at a very special children's book releasing in a few weeks called, "The Adventures of Chopper & T". This darling adventures is a true story about a little girl named Tiana Hope, and her dog, Chopper.  The story and illustrations capture the special bond of true friendship between the two, while touching upon 'invisible' disabilities, such as the brain disorder Tiana and her parents face each and every day.

Life always brings us unexpected challenges and what I've learned through this book is to never take for granted the little things we're surrounded by each day. Yes, life can be hard and unfair. But if we take a step back and look at it through the eyes of an innocent, precious child, such as Tiana - maybe then we would learn to take hold of life with a grateful heart knowing tomorrow isn't promised.

For more WOYWW studio tables and work, visit Julia's lovely page: Stamping Ground.
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11 comments

  1. Sounds so inspiring, and lovely cheerful illustrations!

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  2. what a good idea for a kids book. :) good to show even young people that not every disability is visible

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  3. So so beautiful. I hope I get to purchase a copy for my nieces and nephews
    Lynn xx 18

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  4. Lovely illustrations and I hope I get to see the book. Anne x #22

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  5. Beautiful illustration and thank you for your lovely comments. It is so encouraging.
    sandra de @28

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  6. I love your illustrations!

    Greetings, Sofie #56
    http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

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  7. this sounds and looks wonderful!
    such a precious project to work on!
    I am so happy for you and for this book coming to life for Tiana and her family and for all of us too.
    Congratulations.

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  8. It sounds like an amazing book Alexandra and your illustrations are so lovely and perfect for it.

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  9. Love your illustrations! It's great that children's books are now being written about disabilities and situations where you look normal but have this illness/condition that people can't see (I have two of these). Education, along with great illustrations is priceless!!

    Thank you for sharing. I imagine Tiana will love the book.

    I'm finally getting around to some desks today - better late than never.
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (38)

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  10. That sounds like a touching and very inspirational story you are illustrating. Your work is delightful as always. Happy Belated WOYWW and Blessings, my friend!

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  11. What a precious story and a fabulous opportunity to illustrate!

    Happy WOYWW!
    brenda lee #59

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