Artwork for author Heather Hamel
It’s always fun to share in dream-building. As my new friend Heather Hamel says “why can’t we all build our dreams together?” Part of my early inspiration for drawing came from working with horses. Gradually, and especially after taking a fall that effected me to the bones (literally), I walked away from horses. Heather is looking to publish a book about her Mustang, Kobi. As part of the package, she needs cover art. Everyone in my circle of friends is on a shoestring budget, there would be no hiring of a professional artist. That’s where inspiration motivates the spirit to volunteer and share in dream building. I met Kobi and learned more about her book, “Kobi: Memoirs of a Mustang.” My feeling for the painting included lots of color and reflected the mood of the region he came from ( he was part of a round-up near the bombing range in Nevada.) Heather’s favorite color is purple and that popped in my mind as a legitimate part of the palette. The specs for the cover would have to reduce the painting down to 6×9 with 1/4 inch bleed over. She loves this rendition of Kobi and says it captures his spirit and his eyes.