when i found out that we would be visiting my mother last month, i quickly remembered that she lived close-by, i hurried to give her a call and ask if she would be available to meet for the very first time. i had been following her work for years. shortly after i found her, i learned that she was a relative of brian's!!!! we have loved on each other, back and forth, over the years through social media. and, finally... i would get the chance to hug her and gush about her gifts IN PERSON!!!
her name is Vanessa Brantley-Newton and she is a children's book illustrator and an incredible storyteller. basically, my FAV! when i asked if i could bring the kids over to meet her and ask a few questions for our homeschool channel she replied with jubilee even before to answered with any words.
^^^ can we just take a moment to look at his face when she showed them the set of "watercolor" that they would get to take him LOL ^^^
i had such a field day exploring all of the vibrant colors, textures and beautiful bits of art all around her creative studio.
the absolute BEST part of the story is that she has asked to have us back to capture more of her beautiful mind and creative gifts. i can't wait... would most definitely be considered an understatement.
to be cont'd
from syreena, with love