Today I would like to introduce you to Samson, the main character in my new children’s book Samson’s Gift.
Samson, the friendly leader of the young lambs, is a sheep that didn’t want to get his wool sheared.
Follow Samson on his journey as he learns the lesson of giving and giving for the right reason.
I am super excited about this book because the process began back in 2007.
I had an idea pop into my head one day that I thought would be great for a new children’s book.
After thinking about the idea for a while, I began writing.
Edit after edit, I trucked along to create the story I had imagined in my head.
Along the way I went out on farms and took pictures of actual sheep, including one named Bernard.
I will have to tell you more about those stories later!
Next came the illustrations for the book.
Painting the images has been challenging and rewarding.
Overall the book has 24 original images that will be touring galleries after the book is released.
It’s exciting watching everything come together and I can’t wait to show you the finished product this summer.
Stay tuned for more characters, images and insights into the process over the next few months!