I’ve always loved to draw and paint – I remember coloring on my grandmother’s front porch as young as four years old. My mother would keep me occupied for hours with a new coloring box and a box of crayons. As I got older she would sometimes buy a paint by number kit and I would spend hours working on those, too.
When I wanted to learn how to draw the figures on my own, she got me some of the Dover children’s books. They had step by step instructions on how to create line drawings of animals, flowers and toys. I loved those books but haven’t seen any of them for YEARS! So I was very surprised when I went into the local Borders Books and happened to be browsing around the back of the book store when I came across an entire rack of Dover Chidlren’s Books! It was such a surprise and a very nice discovery to find that they are still in print and being sold in stores.