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What is a Muse?
As a noun, a Muse is someone who represents artistic inspiration. I'm influenced by so many muses that have inspired my creative work.
As a verb, muse is interpreted as reflecting deeply, as pondering, contemplating and mulling over, until an idea takes hold. And that represents my creative style. At times, an idea hits with lightening speed and a piece of work is created quickly. Most other times, an idea rolls around in my head, and particularly my dreams.....until a beautiful idea turns into inspired art.
Paying homage to my home town and my artistic inspiration and process, Windy City Muse was born. I'm no goddess, instead an older inspired crone, who sagely looks to make an artistic impact that will live on beyond my time on this earth.
My goal is to spread smiles and happiness and joy, and create curiosity through my whimsical illustrations and engaging stories.
I do Art. I do Books. I used to be a healthcare professional executive, and had to do my art and books in my spare time. Now that I retired from professional life, all my time is "spare time" to focus on my art and move my ideas to the pages of books.
My first published book was "The Very Special Birthday Gift," published in 2017. I've learned a lot in the last three years, and have decided to publish a (new/better) second edition of that book. Look for release in early 2021.
I've also written (but not publicly published) three other books as "individual releases" for my grandchildren. Those books will be edited and released publicly sometime in the near future.
I'll be sharing the story of the inspiration for my books in an upcoming Blog post.
Stay tuned for more!
My blog is updated periodically. I'm trying to do it more often. I am always learning, and hope to share what I've learned along the way.
We are a book and art publishing company. We focus on personalized art and children's books. Many exciting new products coming in 2020!
Our first book, first published in 2017, will be updated with a second release under Windy City Muse publishing company. Targeting early 2020 for the second release. In addition to hard cover, we will offer an ebook and a soft cover.
A second children's book is expected to release in second quarter 2020. Stay tuned for details.
"Still our very favorite birthday book" (Jen, customer of original release book and bear set)
Selling our remaining stock of "The Very Special Birthday Gift" book or book/bear set. We'd like to clear the space for the second edition stock. Let us know if you are interested, before they are gone!