I wrote a post this spring about little stories I write (two to three sentences long) that go along with my paintings. These story starters or story seeds are designed to get the imagination of the viewer going and let them catch a glimpse of what’s in my head. Here are a few more for you that I’ve done this year.
The swirling clouds, iron-dark and heavy, reluctantly allowed her to pass. The basket creaked as Sarah leaned forward, peering into the pale light of dawn…
He wandered through the wood and flitted through the shadows, in search of feathers and stones and discarded memories.
She drew the snow around her like a cloak and prepared to wait.
Right after Hutchmoot I spent my time finalizing the files for Ellen and the Winter Wolves, and I’m happy to say that the book is off to the printer! Here’s a picture of the cover. Can’t wait to have it in my hands!
And lastly, I’ve been preparing for my Second Annual House Show on Saturday, November 7th. The furniture will go to the garage and our little house will turn into a gallery for an afternoon and evening. Are you in or near Wichita? Come on out and see my latest work. I’ll have originals, prints, cards, and more available. Full details are on my Facebook page.
Jamin has always enjoyed illustrations and images related to stories. As a child, he drew and painted and continued to pursue art through high school and college. He attended Wichita State University where he earned a degree in art history, painting, and English literature. Since then he has focused on developing illustration and story-related imagery. His goal is to bring the viewer to a place of wonder and possibility. His picture books, Ellen and the Winter Wolves and The Wishes of the Fish King, are a beautiful witness to his many talents.