I hope you remember my friend Sandy, who made me the wonderful watercolor print I posted about here. She has been in eastern Africa for over a month now, and even though one of her littles got malaria (they caught it early), they are all doing well.
On Sandy’s private blog she just announced that the children’s book she wrote and illustrated is available to buy! I read an early version that she posted on her blog a while back and if my memory serves me, the story follows a boy on a safari as he discovers all sorts of animals in the bush. The artwork is truly magic; Sandy’s unique style and her use of vibrant colors are what make the book so very special.
Photo by Sandra Arensen, used with permission
Many of you were interested in Sandy’s artwork, so I asked her if it was okay that I post about the book here and give you all a chance to buy it! It was published in Kenya (I think), so her mom is distributing it here in the US. If you want a copy (or a few, or a bunch), email Sandy’s mom at rpadelsberg at aol dot com. She will email you back a confirmation, and an address where you can send a check. Price per book is $9.00, plus $1.20 s&h.
I’m ordering a few for myself and I don’t mean to be pushy – okay, a little pushy – but you should, too!