Saturday, February 14, 2015

PUBLISHED!!!

Daddy's Love is Forever

by Lynda R. Taylor, Illustrated by Joshua Hendry is published!  



Many years ago, when I owned my signature art gallery in Black Mountain, Lynda and her husband Glen wandered into the shop.  They were vacationing from Allen Texas and Lynda was immediately "drawn" to my illustrations.  A lifelong reading teacher, Lynda had a dream and a vision for a series of books that would highlight the power of God and family.  We collaborated on book number one, How Much Love Is In One Mommy.  It was published in 2010 and became Grateful Steps Publishing's all-time best seller within a matter of weeks.  It is currently a 5 star book on Amazon and as the series title indicates has a star hidden in every illustration.  The followup book, Daddy's Love Forever also features illustrations with hidden stars waiting to be discovered.

This treasured dream has been almost a decade in the making.  The joy of this accomplishment has not been without serious challenges.  It is with a heavy heart that I also share, Lynda has been diagnosed with stage four sarcoma cancer.  Her perseverance despite her struggle has been an inspiration to me.  I would love for her to see an outpouring of support for all of her hard work.  Her authorship for young readers is excellent and her passion for family is evident.  She has been a wonderful partner to work with and a tireless champion in her battle against cancer.

Thank you as always for your interest in my work.  You may click on the cover images or the links below.  Thank you for your support.

Love,
Josh

Daddy's Love is Forever
How Much Love Is In One Mommy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Into the sharks mouth!

7th graders at High Point Friends school will be constructing some props for our preschool summer camp.  One of the props is going to be a large shark mouth that serves as an entrance into the school.  The personality and stylings of the shark need to be sensitive and comical to accommodate the younger crowd.  Awesome challenge.  Here is an initial sketch along with a wireframe mockup.  Materials used: ice maker tubing, wire and hot glue.  More to come on this "killer" project!