The Bass Player: artwork from the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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Some of the pictures in Vincent’s sketchbook, like the one featured here, were uncolored and Donna wondered if her brother had eventually intended to color them in. When Donna sees this picture, she recalls the night she, Frank, and

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The Astronomer: artwork from the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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This is the third picture Donna sees in Vincent’s book of sketches. She remembers a time after Vincent began working at the bakery in town when he bought a telescope and invited her over to look through it while he guided her star gazing.

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The Mandolin Player: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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The second picture Donna finds in Vincent’s sketchbook is one of him as a child playing the mandolin. She observes that his stance with one foot in front of the other somehow reveals his unassuming, humble nature, and marvels at how he was

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The Boy: artwork that inspired the family saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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This is the first picture in the sketchbook that Donna discovers in The Bird that Sang in Color.┬áMusic is already a part of the picture as it shows a bunch of albums beside Vincent, but it also reveals another type of music–the music of

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The Artwork that Inspired the Family Saga, “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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Above is a drawing of a character from Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. In Chapter Three of my new novel, Donna finds her brother, Vincent, creating this drawing. The theme of art runs throughout this book. The story

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