By Nancy Hillis will be released January 27, 2019. Reserve your copy today on Amazon HERE.
“Just when you think hope has left the building, someone like Nancy Hillis comes along and revives our purpose and place in the universe. Her book “The Artist’s Journey” is a game changer, a mind bender and a true epiphany of purpose for every living artist living in the challenges of the 21st Century. Whether large or small, old or young, novice or profoundly proficient, this book will seal the artist’s path with purpose, passion and fortitude.” By Artist and Writer Jan Kirstein
“Best book ever on the entire process of painting. Gripping. Insightful. Authentic. How does the artist scale the heights of true creative expression? This book guides you through that journey.” Artist and Writer Jan Kirstein
Nancy Hillis | Artist | Author | Psychiatrist | Art Teacher. Book: The Artist’s Journey available on Amazon.
Here are some happy readers of my new book “Fantasy Animals.” To the left is Lucy Steilberg and Lucy Craig Steilberg from my church in Louisville, KY. To the right is my mother, Myrl Kirstein, who is going to be 91 years old in December and lives in Birmingham Alabama.
My mother is almost totally blind and has bravely decided to undergo eye surgery to correct her glaucoma. Please send prayers her way, as her surgery will be December 6. Hopefully, she will be able to see much better after her surgery, which would be fitting for the woman who is responsible for teaching me to read.
Long Live Literacy!!
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This little story provides an example of two very different animals learning to live together, work together and cooperate. What better lesson and example could you ask for in today’s world of conflict?
Here is an excerpt from my book “Fantasy Animals.”
The first of these two most unique animals was an anteater named Vortex. His name came from the noise he would make as his two foot tongue would lick up and gather multitudes of ants and stuff them into his long protruding proboscis. With loud, snorking and licking noises he would bring all ants anywhere into his wrinkly, quivering mouth. Animals for miles around could hear the great vacuum of his enormous ingestions as he would begin laboring every morning right on the dot of 6:00 a.m.
“SNORK, SNORK, SNOOOOOOOOOORK,
Vortex vacuumed up all the ants for miles around from the surrounding earthen ground using his tireless 24” tongue. While he did this, he also was very careful to keep very exacting accounts of precisely how many ants he devoured at any given time.
And while you might think his licking and snorking characteristics are what identified Vortex as unusual, these qualities were not, in fact, what put Vortex and his unlikely friend on the map, so to speak.
At the same time that Vortex was born into this beautiful jungle forest, his dear companion and constant comrade, the courageous lion was born. She knew she was a queen from the day she was born and quickly became one of the fastest and fiercest animals in the entire jungle. She was known simply as Scoop.
Why Scoop, you say? Well, it was said by all the animals in her rainforest community, that she was so much faster than her prey, that she would merely spring and scoop, and her prey was already swallowed and digested.
Though lions generally populate the continent of Africa, Scoop somehow managed to arrive in the abundant rainforests of Peru in South America, along with her friend and constant companion Vortex.
So why were these two animals so unique? You may ask. Well, here is the story I have been told by those who actually know and lived with Scoop and Vortex all the many years of their lives.
You see, these two animals were born as one. They were attached at the shoulder and torso, so that wherever one went, the other must go accordingly. No one knows why this unusual birth occurred, but animals and people from the region of Balta with firsthand experience declare that in fact, this pair was real and lived for many years in the Amazon jungle sometimes in harmony, sometimes not…
Get the book and find out what happens next and how these two animals work out their seemingly unresolvable problems. click here to go to my Amazon page.
SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FANTASY ANIMALS BY JANIS KIRSTEIN:
By Cynthia Johnson on July 28, 2016
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This absolutely delightful children’s book by author and artist Janis Kirstein had me laughing in enjoyment as I read it. I can’t wait to read it to my granddaughter, who loves animals. It is a story of two delightful fantasy animals who are joined at the hip and must learn to get along with each other’s quirks and craziness, but who realize that they really do love each other. I was charmed by the artwork from this author who is also an award-winning artist. I recommend it highly!
5.0 out of 5 starsSuch a terrific book!
By Betsy on August 6, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
The artwork (and story behind it) are fantastic in this book, and the plot is both hilarious and deeply thoughtful. I can see it being used in classrooms in so many ways with so many different subjects. The vocabulary is excellent and will have an appeal to several teachers I know, from 1st through 5th grade. In addition, I can see it used in middle and high school art, Spanish, and sociology classes. I am so glad Jan has marked this as “Book One.” Can’t WAIT for the next one.
5.0 out of 5 starsso happy for you and what a blessing you are to …
By Cindy Fox on July 28, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Congratulations Janis on your first book, so happy for you and what a blessing you are to the World!