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"Caught On The Equator" A Compelling Book By Heather P. Shreve
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heather Perrine Shreve
Underneath the Words ~ Behind the Brush
The decision to write this important part of her life story came after the economic downturn of October, 2008 when her twenty year professional art business faltered. At age 45, Heather decided to change careers and so a new company, Lifeguard Wellness, was born. At the same time, in May 2009, she began putting her memories of Africa on paper- for her children and before too much time had passed. In the country’s current sea of uncertainty, Heather thought the timing was right and began writing"Caught On The Equator, The Fire Within" for anyone who would enjoy an adventure about a teenager in an exotic country with her own uncertainty.
As a lifetime artist, Heather has also logged more than 30,000 hours behind the brush. In her career as a professional artist her clients ranged from large companies like McCormick Spice, CSX, and Sheraton Hotels to the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland and former Governor Bob Ehrlich. Heather has been commissioned to do hundreds of paintings in her lifetime so far. Individual clients have asked her to paint everything from eighty foot murals to illustrating custom children’s stories. Fluid in many mediums, Heather’s ability for detail can be seen in her architectural renderings as well as in a birds’ feather. For this book, the acrylic paintings on board were done with an underlayment of swirled gesso to give the images a rough appearance, like the textures of Africa. In addition- only the three primary colors were used plus black and white.
Going forward, Heather’s wish is to help wildlife conservation in Africa, especially the plight of the elephants with the sales from this book. The messages in "Caught On The Equator" are also pivotal to Heather’s work in public health and well-being, in all its forms. Her focus is on thought patterns and how it affects not just physical health but emotional, mental and spiritual resilience. As a certified Wellcoach™ (ACSM) and human behavior specialist, she pursues these principles with this book and her two health workbooks: "Drawn Into Wellness and Doodle Yourself 2 Health," also on Amazon.
Based on a true story, "Caught On The Equator" is about BEAUTY, and the music within all of us. It's about being ORIGINAL and THE GIFT of BECOMING who you were meant to be... As an artist and a teenager, this is my story of discovering an exotic country and the unexpected gifts that lay within. Join me on a raw and amazing trek to E. Africa, back to 1983 in a country filled with savage beauty but also harboring a savage business- IVORY! Find out how I unknowingly was caught up in both, and how venturing into a place on fire with corruption, struggling to recover from a coup in 1982, showed me a perspective that would change the rest of my life.
"I was only nineteen and unsure; uncertain whether I would remember my sublime journey to East Africa in all her glory and detail. I took no notes, did no sketches and was without paper or brushes to record any part of my adventure. Except for a camera and my memory, I had left it all to chance. If the images I had seen in Africa were with my eyes alone, I may not have remembered them so clearly. But my encounter with the equator was through my soul, and so all the beauty and the special music which came from her were captured in my heart, forever. Thirty years needed to pass before I truly understood her messages and could embrace the quiet whispers of Truth. It was a requirement of sorts for me to be able to describe adequately a place where north and south, light and dark, fire and ice collide in such spectacular form." One thing is for certain- my way into E. Africa was relatively simple. My way out was not.” ~ Heather P. Shreve
New Book~ Out on Amazon- June 2013!
Written and Illustrated by Heather P. Shreve
Enjoy the book trailer below: