I am so lucky to have a very talented and gifted teenage daughter who absolutely loves to draw. Years ago I wrote a post about what got Jayda started towards her love of art and I owe a ton to children's illustrator Brian Pinkney.
After she met him at a children's program held in Mount Vernon, NY she hasn't stopped drawing. That moment literally changed her life.
Take a look at one of her speed drawings:
Jayda has literally been making art non-stop for the last 5 years. It's been amazing to see her progression--just check out her portfolio and you'll be able to see the growth.
As a homeschool mom, I’ve taught so many classes, from science, choir, literature and art being one of my favorite subjects. I loved using techniques from Mark Kistler--he actually has a great YouTube channel for kids that I highly recommend.
As Jayda’s first art teacher, I was the first person to introduce art to her but I never imagined that it would become one of her passions.
So when it came to hiring an illustrator for my first children's book, Jayda was a no-brainer! She took my story “Bear Learns to Share” and look at some of the pictures she developed:
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I have been a homeschool educator since 2008. Here I blog about our educational experience and hope you can learn something from our journey.