After The Secret Kingdom, I immediately started working on the illustrations for Lemon Bee and Other Peculiar Tales by author, Patricia Lynn Dompieri. Naturally, I did the painting for the cover sitting at my beloved easel.. but, I must confess, I did all the interior illustrations sitting on the couch drawing pictures while I watched old horror movies.
I sure do love Vincent Price.
Patricia is my sister, and “Lemon Bee” is a story she first wrote when she was just a little girl.
Years ago, Lemon Bee made a cameo appearance in my painting “Lost and Found Again”… along with my sister Sherry’s lost doll, my sister Julie’s little house and my dog Gunther’s missing leg.
Nothing is truly lost as long as it lives within you. As an artist, it is an amazing gift to have a way to let it out again.