Doris Nesselrode, Vicki Poulson and Sey Jones Autographing
Doris Nesselrode, Vicki Poulson, and Sey Jones
These three friends (Doris, Vicki and Sey) have collaborated in the writing and art illustrations for Doris
' children's book Romeo, the Little Orphan Cat.
Romeo and his little friend, Juliet, currently live with Doris
and her husband, Robert.
story was so unique and touching that she
decided to turn it into a children's book.
The book was written for children of all ages, people who love cats, and those who have a soft spot in their heart for the underdog.
In addition, everyone, young and old alike, will enjoy the timeless illustrations.
The theme of the book centers on Romeo, a little orphan cat who was adopted by individuals in all three families, and has lived in several of their homes over the past 14 years.
many experiences, Romeo learned a life lesson that, you are never alone as long as you have someone to love, and someone loves you.' Doris
says, "that is a great lesson we all should learn and appreciate."
A special and very unique feature of the book is a blank page opposite each page of the story line and illustrations.
It is designated for the children to draw and paint their own pictures, and this helps the children get involved in creating their own art scenario.
got the idea from her
two small granddaughters, ages 7 and 5, who not only love reading, but love to express themselves artistically.
In addition, both girls love the story of Romeo, and can relate because they see Romeo frequently at Doris' home, and love him dearly.
Romeo is a loving cat, who delights in having his head and neck rubbed, and will enjoy a full body massage, if he can find anyone who is willing.
This will be the second book Doris
has written--the first being a memoir/cookbook detailing the life of her
grandma Sallie, who grew up in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains in the late 19th century, many of Doris' adventures as she
grew up and moved from town to town, and family recipes, both old and new.
is currently working on her
next children's book, a true story of her
"Grandma Sallie's Old Farm House", and how Doris
accidentally came across it recently, not having seen it since she
was five years old.
invited Vicki and Sey to do the art illustrations for her Romeo book, and it has turned out well.
shared with them her
idea of what the finished art should symbolize, and they took it from there.
says, "the art was just perfect and exactly what I wanted.
I was also glad I had the wisdom to find talented artists, then get out of the way and let them create the art as they saw it.
I couldn't be happier with the end results."
The acrylic, full color art gives the impression of a real painting, but with a touch of fantasy that is very simple, yet powerful--similar to the Grandma Moses paintings of years ago.
noticed that many children's books today are illustrated with cartoon character drawings, and she
book to be different, with a feel of real paintings and real life, but simply done.
loves each painting, she
is drawn to the one of Romeo sitting at the edge of the neighbor's yard, watching them drive away to their new home, and knowing he
had been left behind and couldn't go along with them.
It is a touching scene that tugs at the heartstrings.
Doris is retired from NOC, specializing in Media and IT.
She is a pianist/keyboard artist who has entertained in the area for over 40 years, and has made four CDs.
enjoys both her
music and her
writing, and is always looking for a new challenge.
Robert and Doris
lost one daughter, Rhonda, 18 years ago.
and Robert fully believe that children's minds should be stimulated early with books, music, miscellaneous experiences, and anything appropriate that would be of interest to a child.
No matter what they do, Doris
, Vicki, and Sey enjoy life, and are looking forward to exciting new projects for the future.
by Doris Nesselrode
Doris Nesselrode, Vicki Poulson and Sey Jones Autographing(9 days)