Purple Ribbons by Cristina Guarneri

By heather at 11:14 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Illustration Heather Castles
Text Cristina Guareneri

I’m currently working with author, Cristina Guarneri, on her children’s picture book manuscript, “Purple Ribbons.” It is a touching little story about a child’s perspective on her parent being called away as a doctor in the army. Cristina has captured in a sensitive way the feelings any child would have…that they want their parent all to themselves! But through seeing how the parent is wanting to help others, the child realizes that she, too, wants to help others when she grows up. I’m really enjoying illustrating this story, as I feel it is important for children affected by parents being called away in the army during times of war to have the perspective of humanity & giving to others… this story conveys that simple kind-hearted principle. Here are a few of my sketches from the story, I’ll be sure to post more details as the story is published.

Filed under: work in progress, illustrations

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Comment by Adryan Russ

October 27, 2006 @ 1:14 pm

Hi, Heather…Just got the Trafford email about you and your suggestions. I am a freelance writer, editor and proofreader, and I too saw “An Inconvenient Truth” and was moved by it. I work out of my home and we have made every effort to reduce the electricity we use, recycle the paper we get and encourage others to see the movie. Congratulations on your beautiful work and on making a grand effort to show others what’s possible. Your site is now one of my favorites.

All the best…

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