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Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Book Illustrator

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"Snails see the benefits; the beauty in every inch." This is a line from a great but somewhat obscure song by The Format and has stayed with me for many a years. It's taken on somewhat of a mantra in my day to day. . I chose to show the snail busting through a version of the American flag as a comment on the education system and how I am watching it push and shove the country's children to value nearly nothing unless it is done with great speed. These are not my values and I have so little choice for my own child but to keep her in the system as merely a social benefit. In our home we continue to reinforce the value of stopping to smell the roses and the rewards of moseying about. I do certainly hope things change in this education model and my beloved country can once again find the value in taking its time. Aside from the political value I hope you enjoy this piece for the quirky representation it is. marker and watercolor on watercolor paper
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Over 30 days ago

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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Yes! Fantastic, and very imaginative Catherine, just love your textures!
Catherine Callaghan - Over 30 days ago
Thank you so very much, Janet.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You are most welcome!