Kermit, TX (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
From artist and author Freddie Watson Dunlap comes a fascinating book on a form of art that everyone can do. Made available through Xlibris, The Windows of your Mind will take readers on an artistic voyage that explores their potential in art.
The art form that the author introduces, also called ‘doodling’, takes no formal training. A person who can hold a pen or pencil and mark with it can create several art pieces using this method. In this booklet, the author presents several examples of doodles. Dunlap also shares useful tips in each illustration to get one’s creative juices flowing with every stroke.
“If you have never “doodled” it is high time you started this fun and possibly addictive activity. I recommend you start your "doodling" in a spiral bound book because it will lay flat as you work. You can produce a design on any support; pottery, wood, gourds, posts, lamp shades, jewelry, paper, rocks, anything you can leave a mark on,” the author says.
Although there is no telling where this form of art will take readers, they are assured of an artistic journey with every stroke of the pen.
The Windows of your Mind will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN on October 26-30, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Freddie Watson Dunlap lives in Kermit, Texas, but is a true New Mexican at heart. She was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. She lived in New Mexico until her family moved to California in 1942 where her Dad went to work in the Ship yards. In 1945, they started back to New Mexico, but stopped on their way in Kermit, Texas where her father found a job working at the new school they were building. They were certain they had come to the end of the world. They had come to Kermit to become hermits. The author and her siblings did not like it at all. However, when school started and they made new friends, it proved to be not too bad. They stayed in Kermit till the end of 1952, when they moved to Jal, New Mexico, eighteen miles away - for their father to work for El Paso Natural Gas Company. That same year, the author also started working for El Paso Natural Gas Company in the Stenographic /payroll dept. While working there, she met her husband-to-be, Roy Watson, whom she married in January of 1955. They raised their three children in Jal and they went on to college in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 1970, Roy was in an industrial accident at the El Paso Natural Gas Goldsmith Plant, which left him a paraplegic. He died in December of 1991. In January of 1992, the author moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work in the Round House for the New Mexico Legislature where she worked for three sessions. In December 1994, after a whirlwind courtship she married Ken Dunlap, a widower and former classmate from Kermit High School. They are now back in Kermit, Texas.
The Windows of your Mind* by Freddie Watson Dunlap
Publication Date: June 27, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 124 pages; 978-1-4568-7702-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 124 pages; 978-1-4568-7703-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7704-0
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