Yesterday was the commemoration of St. Felix of Nola, that lesser known saint who we have all come to know through Dessi Jackson's wonderful story about him and Lydia's illustrations.
Divina, a fellow homeschooling mother has started a new blog entitled Beauty of the Picture Book where she is highlighting favorite picture books, as she puts it the 'heart' of her family's homeschool. She kindly did a spotlight on Saint Felix and the Spider yesterday in honor of his feast day! This new blog looks like it will be a lovely place to check out some wonderful pictures books, both old and new, and Divina is also posting some of her children's artwork inspired by picture books.
Jessica at Shower of Roses was also reading Saint Felix and the Spider yesterday, and you have to see the beautiful artwork done by her children inspired by the book! We were all so delighted by their wonderful, creative works and to see Lydia's book 'in action' so to speak, and I always love pictures of children creating art. Jessica also made a very cool and tasty looking spider web snack to go along with their activities, and the details for that are over at Catholic Cuisine.
I am currently working on a site where Lydia can post about some of the natural history in the book, mainly the birds of course. She will be able to tell you more about all the different species when we get that up and running. I am also hoping to set it up so you can buy the book directly from us if you choose so they can be signed by the illustrator if you like. In the meantime the book is available at Amazon here: Saint Felix and the Spider.
Thank you to all for your support of Lydia's first (publically available) picture book!