Aug 9, 2021
This week on the podcast is the first of a two-part conversation with author/illustrators Sarah Jean Collins – The God Made series, and Lauren Duncan – Made to Create with All My Heart and Soul.
The God Made series
Who made the world and all the creatures in it? God did! Author and illustrator Sarah Jean Collins uses winsome rhymes and colorful geometric illustrations to teach children about Creation, tropical rain forests, and sea life while also reminding them that, as much as God loves whales, jellyfish, sloths, and tigers, he loves kids even more. The God Made series includes God Made the World, God Made the Ocean and God Made the Rain Forest.
Sarah Jean Collins is an author and illustrator, and graphic designer from Bradenton, Florida. She has a BA in history from Samford University and an AS degree in graphic design from State College of Florida. She enjoys writing and illustrating books that both kids and their parents can equally enjoy. She and her husband, Tim, have been married since 2008 and have two children.
Made to Create with All My Heart and Soul
ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist!
For girls who like to draw, sketch, imagine, explore, paint, smudge, color, write, and bring ideas to life! You are a wonderful work of art, a unique creation put together by a loving God who has big plans in mind for you! Paint, doodle, and craft your way to a better understanding of who God created you to be! You’ll learn art concepts and do fun projects with Lauren, an art teacher who wants to show you how to use your God-given talents to worship Him! Each day, you’ll read a Bible verse and a short devotion from Lauren, and then you’ll make a work of art that will encourage your creativity and teach you something about your Creator!
Lauren Duncan marvels at the big and bold circles God has made in her life. She was born and continues to reside in Auburn, Alabama, the first baby and grandbaby on all sides of the family. She has loved creating from an early age—her parents signed her up for art classes and bought her supplies to keep her busy. Currently, Lauren is an adjunct professor of art at Auburn University, teaches art to small groups, helps run her family store, and spends time in her studio.