Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Spots and Dots

Our prompt this week is to have fun showing off our dots and spots.

One of my favorite hobbies now is writing children’s books for my grandchildren. I’ve given them as Christmas gifts and I’ve listed them on Amazon too. I’m having so much fun doing them and while it would be nice if I made a little money when a book sells, I really don’t care because I’m having fun! FYI, I can’t draw at all but using Adobe Illustrator, I can actually draw now. Isn’t technology wonderful?

I’ve just finished my fifth book. Four are on Amazon now, the fifth is in printing and I’m working on the sixth. The title is Carter Goes to the Aquarium. It started with a visit to the aquarium with my youngest grandson who was 4 years old. I take photographs the entire visit and I use them as a starter for my illustrations.

There are over 33,000 different types of fish in the world and I think we saw some of the most beautiful. Their colors are so vibrant and varied, it’s astounding and some are so unusual, I couldn’t help but wonder what in the world??? The photos below are examples.

And if you look at them long enough, you notice that they are watching you too. Seriously, this one stayed close to me and I felt like he was giving me the evil eye.

Below is an image from the new book. If you’d like to check out the book when finished, follow me for an announcement.

If you’d like info on my current books, you can find them on Amazon.

When Gigi Comes to Visit –

Annabelle Dances –

A Boy Named Mickey –

Carter Goes To Space –

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19 thoughts on “Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Spots and Dots

    • Thanks Tina. I use blurb for my picture books but use Ingram Sparks for the children’s books. Ingram Sparks costs are less so the books can be priced better. But the premium paper Ingram Sparks uses isn’t as good as blurb so I leave the picture books with them. Ingram Sparks can’t do a double spread either.


  1. Exciting! How great you are writing books! And so many! I did one together with my children 20 years ago. They did the drawings and I wrote. Lovely fish images – spotted and colourful!

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  2. Gina, I love your fish images. Congratulations on writing books for your grandchildren. It is no easy matter to write children’s books, so my hat’s off to you. 🙂

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