Even a Leaf
An inspirational book for kids and adults- with a deep message for all ages. We all participate in the mysterious journey of life. We ask ourselves the questions “who are we” and “why are we here” as we spend our lives seeking, growing, discovering and learning. In this book, the idea of that journey is presented to us in poetic terms, through the seasons of a leaf. The leaf sprouts, spreads its face to the sun and the rain, surrenders to the winds of fall, and naturally gives itself to the Earth and the next leaf. A leaf lives, and then lets go, and we know that a leaf should indeed come and go and come again. This story provides us with a lesson in acceptance and a way to see life as a gift and a celebration. A simple story for both children and adults that embodies a deep sense of gratitude and thankfulness.
About the artist: Shelly grew up in Bloomington IN, and studied art at Indiana University (1986-1990). She continued her study of painting in the fine arts graduate program at the University of Cincinnati, and received her MFA in 1994. Since then she has been a professional artist and art teacher in Ohio and the Carolinas. She is currently an active member at Frank Gallery at University Place, and a member of the Orange County Artists Guild.