This illustration is of the home that I grew up in, in Denton, Texas. It's a Victorian built in the late 1800's. My favorite time of the year is Fall, so I added fall leaves to the trees and made the bushes red, gold and green. It was winter when the picture was taken. We moved into the house when I was five. My parents sold the house when I was in my mid 30's. I have such fond memories inside this house. It was so large and beautiful. My brother's and I would spend hours playing hide and seek all through the house. There were so many nook and crannies to hide. When I was young, my friends would be frightened at night, when I had sleep overs. I was used to all the creaks and groans that the house would make.
Creating illustrations that mean something special to someone is a joy that's indescribable.