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.