First of all our search for an artist has proven fruitful! We were searching for someone who wanted to work on this project, that would stay with us ongoing. While I was worried how the new look would clash with the old look, I knew that when we found someone it would just speak to me and the Daddy and especially to Racer. This is after all his book, about him and for all the kids and families of children who have Autism. So who did we find?
Well her name is Natalie S. I have a small bio about her that I will share.
Natalie Silva is a graphic designer/illustrator with over 4 years of professional experience. She lives in Houston, Texas with her 3 very spoiled dogs. She graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2008 and has since worked on several book covers and various other design projects. She is excited to be illustrating her first ever children’s book.
You can find more about her on her website www.natalieannsilva.com
I had sent her pictures of Racer and of the dog Rodger and this is the beautiful piece she came up with!
We loved it!! Racer loved it and it was the look and feel I was hoping for! So we are excited and pleased to be working with Natalie S.!!
During all of this we have started a new KickStarter fund to help us raise the money to finish off the second book. We're hoping to have it finished by Racers birthday as this years birthday present for him. Last year we got totally lucky and his book proof actually came on his birthday!
If you are at all inclined to please take a look at the KickStarter fund here. We'd love the support of the community to get this book finished and out on the market! There are a few perks to donating as well, in addition to what goodies you can get by donating on KickStarter I have also created some One Sock gear!
I also have bookmark sized ones for every $3 dollar donation. Same look just smaller! So please donate, and share if you can't! You can check us out on our new Facebook page Adventures Of One Sock and check out the One Sock gear at both the facebook page and also on my jar page Jars By Lisa
We more then anything want to share Racer and Autism with the world! Autism hasn't defeated us it has made us stronger and we want to share this with the world!
Thank you friends and Family and readers! Your support throughout our lives has been a blessing!