Miscellaneous Artwork by Amie and by Mama

Amie now loves two-step artwork. She painted the Deep Blue Sea and was excited about waiting for it to dry before she added Baby Beluga. She sang the song throughout the process.

Amie’s Baby Beluga, 3 June 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

After reading a Caillou book about growing carrots (which is the only edible vegetable in her book), she also wanted to make a sign. She drew the carrot paying close attention to a picture of a carrot. Then we stuck it to a stick, so it can mark where she sowed the seeds. No real seeds yet, I’m afraid, so she sows them in the bedcover. Then she also needed a marker for herself, of course!

Amie’s carrot and her name, 4 june 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

This is an old one of mine. So much fun, all those lines! But I doubt Amie would let me finish such a detailed drawing… maybe now she will…

Drawing of Darwin’s turtle (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

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  1. Wow I love that she has the patience to wait to add the beluga whale and that she knows to use white. Amie is really amazing. Your drawing of the turtle shows where she gets her talents from, that is beautiful. It looks like an illustration in a book. will you be doing illustrations in the book you’re writing?

  2. Hi Anja!
    Glad to see you’re back!
    Funny you should ask about the illustrations in the book. It’s an adventure novel with riddles and visual clues, so I did makes and drawings of symbols to be decoded and little mazes etc.
    I sent the first 13 chapters off to my readers and besides complaining about the lack of the ENDING (the 14th chapter) some have also complained about the quality of my drawings.
    I hope the publisher will have the money at least to get some sort of professional illustrator on the job…

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