done or made by stealth; secret or clandestine: a surreptitious glance.

children’s art

Book

All that is missing is a good book.  We went camping this summer and I made a quick sketch of my daughter swinging happily in the hammock.  It turned into this beautiful drawing.  I spent a lot of time in the hammock myself, happily reading a book.  A few days living in a forest is good for the soul.  girl in hammock

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Twirl

Charlotte danced through the forest, her cape twirling out behind her.  This is an illustration I did for a children’s story I wrote.  She is a tree that comes a live.  I think I started the story with the image of a tree spirit dancing through the forest with leaves and branches spinning off behind her.  She is a birch tree, and her cape is made of birch bark.  I love the inspiration that comes from sitting in the forest and hearing the leaves twirling and falling all around me.