Gemma the Giraffe – A metaphor for my marriage.

My husband loves me!

Applied Faith

2016-03-29 21.00.08This has been a week of joy and catharsis in my house.  My wife, Charlene, just published her first book, “Gemma the Sweater Loving Giraffe”.  The peak of joy is proportional to the months of effort, trials and errors, and success and failures that getting to “published” has been for my wife.  She is a fantastic life-partner, and creating and publishing her book is as much of an accomplishment as it is a metaphor for her life story.

Her illustrating style was derived from years of Zentangle drawing; a style of tiny patterns making up the many points and textures of a bigger drawing.  The detail of her work gives evidence to her willingness to completely invest herself in a long and tricky project with relatively uncertain results.  Illustrating one picture of advanced, hybrid Zentangle seems to be a monumental task.  Doing a series of 14 drawings in a…

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