I just finished the illustrations for a new children's book to be published by Seedling Publications. Here's a sneak peek of the front and back cover illustrations. The illustrations called for a hispanic dad, son and daughter. I used my husband and my nephew as models, neither of whom are hispanic and neither of whom are a daughter. Both, in fact, are very blonde haired, blue-eyed, adorable boys, but they worked great as references. The wiggly dog on the back cover was played by our friends' dogs, Oscar and Nemo. Our house played the part of the house in the book (except that I changed the color of our door and shutters from an ugly purply maroon to a lovely cobalt blue instead).