11 Apr Picture Books Are Necessary to Restore Hope to A World That Is Fraught with Other Negative Media
I have been watching the news on television more than usual these past few weeks, and I must admit that I am genuinely concerned about the negative outpourings that continually spew from all of the news channels. I believe that one of the reasons that I write and illustrate picture books is to counterbalance my intake of negativity. I look forward to the day that I am published and can share my hope with the world.
My Mrs. Cow falls into a trap of using online shopping to lift herself from her ordinary life down on the farm.
Mrs. Cow without Online Shopping
Mrs. Cow – After she discovered online shopping
Admittedly, online shopping is not the best way to elevate one’s spirit, but I believe that color and energy and laughter are definitely a cure.
Many years ago, a stranger saw my work and remarked: “I can tell by your paintings that you had a very happy childhood.”
I remarked: “No, Friend. What you see in my work is that I continually TRY to have a happy childhood.”
And that is how my art and my writing help to restore my own hope. I look forward to the day that I am published, and I’ll be able to scatter a bit of hope throughout a larger portion of the world.