Saturday, January 3, 2009

Snail Shells

Hope 2009 is getting off to a wonderful start for everyone.


Ours has been great, so far but busy.
We just had a wonderful visit from friends that had moved to Indiana
about a year and a half ago.
It was so good to see them again.
(More about that visit in another post.)


For now, I'd like to brag about another friend of mine.


This one goes way back to Junior High school times and even though
we haven't seen each other in years we still keep in touch a little
with Christmas cards and Facebook.


Her name is Marley Ungaro and she is one of the most talented artists I've ever seen.
We all knew in high school that she was great at drawing and painting
but to see her, as an adult using her talent for God's glory is just wonderful.


She's been selling her art, calendars, note cards, etc. for a while now but
this past year, she got together with another talented lady, Jennifer Johnson
and they decided to do a children's book.


The Proper Use of One's Shell

Written by Jennifer Johnson & Illustrated by Marley Ungaro

(Marley's on the left.)

Just to give you a little summary.....
The Proper Use of One's Shell is a tale of a snail's journey to find
her purpose and the proper use of her outer shell through self-discovery
and a compassionate mentor, a sunflower. The book's purpose is to
impact the theme that God has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecc. 3:11),
and He has gifted us each perfectly and for a purpose.
To read more about the book and to keep up with it's growth,
please visit:
I think it's really sweet that they donate 10% of sales to Room to Read.
If you need a birthday gift for a child or just want to add to your children's library
please go visit these ladies and help support fellow mom's.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

How cute is that!!! She is very talented!

Darlene said...

That book looks so cute....she is quite talented!

Cricket said...

Just checking out your blog for the first time--it's beautiful!

Your friend is very talented!

Sandy Toes said...

How cute...I love books like this!
:) Sandy toes

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

The book looks adorable on the outside...how could it not be adorable the whole way through? :)
Carrie

Sarah said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! It is nice to meet you! I love the art you have a header for your blog.

Thanks for sharing about the book--since we are expecting in March, I am on the lookout for some good (quality) books to get my hands on! This one looks great!

Sarah said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! It is nice to meet you! I love the art you have a header for your blog.

Thanks for sharing about the book--since we are expecting in March, I am on the lookout for some good (quality) books to get my hands on! This one looks great!

Femin Susan said...

Hi.
Nice shot........ It looks so cute..

Michelle said...

She is very talented. Looks like a cute book..

Look me up on facebook!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Wow! Thank you so much for your publicity. I can guarantee you guys that this work was God-breathed. He used the two of us (Marley and me, Jennifer) to sweat and create something beyond us! I'm still humbled when I look at the final product. The book has parent/child devotionals in it, too. We've been told it's one of those books that isn't just a kiddie book...many themes relate to us as adults as well. Great to share with sons/daughters/nieces/nephews!

God bless you all, Marley's friends!

Jennifer Johnson