Remembering God's nearness is important when life seems uncertain. Men, women, boys and girls can all relate to needing the comfort of stability and love. This colorful, delightful book is filled with encouragement and hope. The project is the vision of my late father, Bob Nelson. It was his desire to share God's never ending love for each of us. What started as a gift to encourage his granddaughter, turned into a vibrant, insightful story of hope and the perseverance of a loving God who never leaves or forsakes us, despite our circumstances.
The words paint a picture of life's ups and downs, in a way understandable to children of all ages. Along with the beautiful illustrations of artist Robin Tillman, readers will be entertained and encouraged by the simple, yet poignant melody of the poem.
Your support of this project will help continue sharing the message of God’s love with everyone.
During the years I held this project close to my heart, I wondered how I would ever explain my vision for the illustrations to someone qualified to capture them. Then, I saw a drawing of a fox on Facebook and the rest is history.
I was working as a teacher at a home school co-op and met a fellow teacher, Robin Tillman. She was the art teacher and we became "Facebook friends". I noticed one day she put up a little illustration she had done for her daughter-in-law's baby shower. It was a reddish, orange fox and it jumped right out and said "Robin can illustrate the book". We met over lunch and made a plan and here we are today.
Robin Tillman is an artist and teacher. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray State University and a Masters in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands. Robin has been married for twenty-nine years and has five children and three grandchildren. Robin has worked as an art teacher, illustrator, designer and painter. Her greatest joy is painting and creating in ways that bring joy to children.
Risks and challenges
Being my first publishing project, there are many areas I would consider a risk. Printing costs, distribution, print quality, marketing...all potential risk areas. What if no one but my mom buys a copy of this book? What if no one else cares about the message the story tells? What if all the copies we print sit in my office for the rest of my life? What if we can't get them on time? We could run out of money.
All legitimate things to consider risky.
We feel confident in the self-publishing company we are working with and because we believe God is indeed with us and guiding each step, as troubles arise, we will face them with faith! (Plus, I have a heavenly "editor" up there and I am pretty sure he is prompting me to see his work complete.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)