& ANTS BY DEB
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A little bit about myself...
Reading is fun! Bugs are fun!
My first book “The Ants, the Bees, the Spiders with Knees” which I wrote and illustrated, was inspired after being the artist in residence at the Ingersoll Public Library. My ‘bugs’ were featured in the summer reading program “The Natural World’ which included the 14 branches of the Oxford County Library. Since then, I've written and illustrated a second book, 'No More Biting', which follows along on the adventures of the bugs and has a lesson to teach about friendship.
My third book is currently in the works. Can you guess which bug will be featured?
The Ants, the Bees, the Spiders with Knees
is about all the bugs waking up after a long winter's nap and preparing for spring.
'No More Biting!'
is about a mosquito who must learn not to bite if she wants to make friends.
Did you know???
That spiders are not insects? Spiders are arachnids, and are in the same class as scorpions. Who knew...
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When it comes to art, I have two creative sides… one serious and one fun. My serious side includes paintings of landscapes, historical sites and seascapes as well as pet portraits and classic cars, all done in acrylic. Seascapes especially intrigue me and I learn new techniques with each one I create. Listening to audios of crashing waves or a symphony of seagulls puts me into the scene I’m painting and ignites my imagination.
I also love to draw cartoons, which is my fun side. ‘Ants’ are one of my creations and can be found in numerous, comical situations. They are sketched by hand, then colourized and completed digitally. My bug cartoons are also featured in two children’s books which I wrote, illustrated and published. My third book is in the works.