Story is my life!

When I was a child in Colorado Springs my father had a pile of sand delivered to our backyard, which soon became my village with characters, roads, and tunnels, and trees, and houses, and animals, any thing and everything used for my story of my village. As the roads entangled so did: Friendships! Storms! Parties! I still create stories this way, the visual scenes with the characters, where they came from, what they are doing, how they feel, and why the problem or adventure happens to the character and how the character solves the problem for the greater good of the village.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


At aRtcottage was an art show from July 1st to July 31, 2014 

after watercoloring at Murphy, CA with ArtistGetaway .


Thursday, June 5, 2014

First SURPRISE from cut paper

At last, with the improvements of the web have made the cut-paste illustations into a book for preview. Plan to send to friends as a birthday card!  Will tell where you can find and buy for your friend soon!  Maybe a small video will do. Need to study more. Can also see on youtude, Surprise in cut paper.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Surprise Party B&W

Made to see how the book would work, soon to self published. Started Surprise in I984 for a preschool I ran in my home. The animals are the children.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First ART Show

This was my first ART Show in year 1990, WOW! This show was in a friend's backyard 22 years ago.
Soon in 2015, I am having another Art Show in my OakGrove Yard through ProART --> showing a life of work: paintings, drawings, published and hand made books, gardening, and storytelling. That means, I have come full circle from loving art as a child, studying writing as an adult, storytelling as a senior, and gardening as my 'hobby', to finishing as a creative elder.  Art is the process!  The reward is the doing, feeling, seeing, the awareness of knowing impression or abstract expressing in play, while living as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend with all the in-betweens.

Joyous Flow

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sodie, the Storyteller

Sodie, the storyteller
Here is storyteller Sodie telling a story, which has the children of the farm involved and motivate. The parents are delighted until their children disappear.  Will Sodie be able to get the children back to the farm?

Bobbie Kinkead on the Behance Network

Bobbie Kinkead on the Behance Network

Have joined this gallery to show my Fine Art and various other projects!
Come and see, watch my gallery grow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My illustrations at the Brick Alley Gallery

Two of my illustrations, "Sodie, the Storyteller" and "Vanitta's Basket of Eggs" are on view at the Brick Alley Art Studio, 919 20th Street, Sacramento, CA. The NorCal SCBWI sponsored the Art Show. SCBWI had a reception on December the 8th. There were two Art Walks on one Dec.11, 2010 and the other Jan. 8th, 2011. The show ends  Jan 30, 2011.

The Studio is owned by
 Pam Findleton,
Suzanne Bell,
and Tracy Lewis,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This is raccoon who is surprised.

This illustration is from my first cut paper draft from Surprise and used for my business cards as clip art to send to editors and art editors. The gifts were my graditude to those who helped me. The star is for the next year of success.

Raccoons are survivers and need to be celebrated.

The Illustrator

Here is a black and white cut and pasted
illustration from the first draft of 
my Surprise book. The five characters 
are from my home preschool: 
crow, dog, cat, rabbit, and opossum
who are celebrating raccoon's 4th birthday.