In these strange times that we are experiencing, children are exposed to the worst of our society. The internet, videos, television, and printed media put forth material where the concepts of character, honesty and compassion are nowhere to be found. As an illustrator I have had the great privilege to create art for the wonderful Bucket Filler books by Carol McCloud. In working with Carol, I have had the opportunity to experience her love of children, creative sincerity, and strength of character. Her books are all about building character and kindness in children. In my illustrations I aspire to support visually the importance of Carol’s concepts utilizing bright color and interesting faces with visuals that are fun and humorous. I render the artwork in watercolor and enhance detail and texture using colored pencil.