Because my best writing interweaves with my art, I’m changing direction from the children’s illustrations to share one of my published paintings. After years of determined effort and some rejection notes, I was thrilled when two paintings were chosen for the 2010 issue of the Saddleback College Literary Magazine, The Wall. Validation in print is a wonderful thing! Focused vision, renewed effort and structured self-discipline all improved when I finally got published.
As background, I try to take at least one college course a year. Over the last five years, the night classes include Children’s Literature, Short Story Writing, Novel Writing and Critique (two semesters). As a student, I was eligible to submit to The Wall.
About the below painting titled Native Land: the medium is acrylic, the size approximately 9″ x 12″. It is part of a series of women’s images I began in 1993.