Area illustrator creates abstract art for children’s book

ABOVE: Jennifer Sain uses scraps of paper to create her collage artwork she uses for illustrations. She works out of an art studio in her home just outside of Fulton.

ABOVE: Jennifer Sain uses scraps of paper to create her collage artwork she uses for illustrations. She works out of an art studio in her home just outside of Fulton.

Old paper that some people might recycle or throw out, Jennifer Sain uses to create art.

The Fulton woman takes paper scraps, cuts shapes from them, and glues them together to form a collage. It was Sain’s collage artwork that Yolanda Ciolli saw and knew she wanted for a children’s book she was preparing to publish. Ciolli, owner of AKA-Publishing of Columbia, met with Sain and decided to use her work to illustrate a new book entitled “D.W. (Don’t Worry).”

“I just really fell in love with the collage paper, with the cut paper, because it’s unique and different,” Ciolli recalled.

“D.W.” was released the first week of December. The book is geared toward elementary-age children, and is about a woman who takes home a dog and teaches it not to worry.

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