WHAZZUP, CILLYart? T-shirts for fun and prizes too!

I'm just a Mermaid in disguise! DESIGN 2...ad photo!

“I’m just a Mermaid in disguise!” (this is design 2) is a recent creative adventure of mine as CILLYart@CILLYart4U. Hope any of you fellow mermaid fans enjoy this silly, fun illustration created on T-Shirts and more! Just ordered a few of these as prizes for my TWIN TAILS 2 book launch events this fall! Stay tuned here and on my website and other social media for our upcoming contest and book launch events for the TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach mid-grade novel sequel, TWIN TAILS Book 2…the title is yet to be released!

I’m still working on my TWIN TAILS 2 book cover…taking my time, trying to get it right the first time! Rook Publishing has called for my story illustrations and so now I need to finish this book cover! Little by little, we are getting ready for publication and the book launch fun this fall!  I’m so excited to share! Don’t forget to get ready for the ongoing adventures of our mermaid twins, Marina and Perla Perez by reading book one, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach. Request it at your favorite bookstore or local library today! Fun reading for the whole family!




TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach book trailer:




WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Getting Creative!

An Array of Acryllic Colors for CILLYart@CILLYart4U...camera phone photo.jpg

WHAZZUP, CILLYart??? Well…I am getting creative again, prepping for the next stage of creating our TWIN TAILS 2 book cover! I’ve created some fun sketches and now it is time to paint them! Above are the acryllic paint colors we will use to begin this next process.  Now…let’s see what evolves for the book cover of the sequel children’s chapter book/middle-grade novel to TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach!

Whenever I can, I start sketching fun illustrations…and since TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach came to mind, I’ve been enjoying the rendering of a larger percentage of fun mer-folk illustrations for children or even adults like myself to color!  Sign up for my monthly updates/brief email newsletter titled CILLYart4U NEWS on the front page of my website and you will get the opportunity and permission to print out some of my original, copyrighted illustrations for your children or yourself to enjoy coloring. My drawings are a big hit of fun for my children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, students and now the many children and some adults I meet as I share as an children’s book author-illustrator, educator, and promoter of child literacy! 

Mer-father and kiddos swim copyright by CILLYart4U illustration photo...camera phone

Above is a quick, camera phone shot of the uniquely fun HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! coloring page available in our June 2016 CILLYart4U NEWS brief, monthly email updates to our family, friends, fans and followers that  have subscribed on the home page of our website…. www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u! If you have not yet done so…do it today! I cannot wait to share with you too!

Mermaid and Dolphin Play...by CILLYart@CILLYart4U - camera photo

Here is a quick snapshot of my latest mer-illustration of mermaid and dolphin play! Perhaps this one will become one of our summer fun coloring pages for July’s 2016 issue of CILLYart4U NEWS!

In the meantime, I hope you are all enjoying your summer and keeping cool…and if possible, enjoying a summer vacation!  Until next time…




Enjoy our TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach book trailer:



Whazzup, CILLYart: writing, illustrating & teaching for children!

STORYBOOK CHEF by CILLYart...city of Tempe PROMO photo

I’m still having fun conjuring up mermaid illustrations for my books, projects and fans… but I’m also doing lesson plans for the preschool STORYBOOK CHEF Class by CILLYart that I will be teaching beginning in September for the City of Tempe here in Arizona! Watch for details a-coming…thematic fun for preschoolers, ages 3 to 6 years old!


CILLYart4U NEWS - June 2016 AD PHOTO...

Please don’t forget that it is a new month (Yup…June 2016 is already here and we are cooking in the summer heat here in Arizona!), and it isn’t too late to sign up for our monthly, yet brief email updates and other stuff called CILLYart4U NEWS!  If you haven’t signed-up for this yet, it is easy to do so on the home page of our website:


See our insights, tips and fun coloring pages to print out too. Check out the unique Father’s Day coloring page above…a definite hit for your young mermaid/merman fans!  I love sharing with family, friends, children and their families and more!