In the first grade, I won second place in my school for my painting of a circus. I did it because no one told me I couldn’t. That’s always a helpful circumstance. I continued thereafter to draw and paint as often as I could, selling as an adult the occasional painting in both acrylic and oil. Recently, I self-published my first illustrated family read-aloud book, H is for Home. Below are several of the copyrighted images from that book. I continue work on illustrations in the hope of writing and illustrating another children’s book soon.