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Synopsis: A fantasy story about a King, Queen and their painter which shows how the heavens, moon, sun and stars were created. The King and Queen were bored looking at the empty sky night after night. So, they asked their young painter to create something. The story relates and illustrates the painter's various creative attempts, until one day, quite by accident, she creates something that the King and Queen love and from there she creates the heavens, sun, moon, stars and planets.


I am currently facilitating workshops based on my recently published illustrated children's book, THE PAINTER'S DREAM. In my workshops for young children, we read my book out loud together; they color the matching coloring book; and the transfer coloring book pages onto blank puzzle sheets to create their own puzzles.

The story and exercises are learning tools for children about art and creativity. We learn about spontaneity and the element of chance in the creative process.

The intentional repetition of colors and shapes make this story an educational vehicle in the arts. The bright illustrations add greatly to the text.

THE PAINTER'S DREAM is now a part of the children's reading program at Kaiser, Cadillac, in Los Angeles.

Since the publication of THE PAINTER'S DREAM, I have directed workshops for young children at:

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles

Edendale Library, Silverlake

Park La Brea Activities Center, Los Angeles

It is my goal to reach as many people - teachers, educators, parents, and children alike - with THE PAINTER'S DREAM.

This book is available at:

Barnes & Noble at The Grove, Los Angeles

and online at;; and

Also available at "The Helping Hands Gift Shop" at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles.

Please contact me through this website or directly at if you are interested in a workshop.

Happy Doodling!

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