Understanding Animals–An Inspirational Collection of 30 Short Stories (Or a Short Non-Fiction Novel) written and illustrated by Marilyn Zapp, new paperback, July 2013, first edition paperback made possible by a grant from Puffin Foundation Ltd.
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“The Family Series” Art Collection by Marilyn Zapp, Inspirational debut art book released by M. Zapp
Marilyn Zapp’s artwork has been seen internationally on prints and greeting cards and now, seen for the first time together as was always intended, an inspirational anthology of 40 FULL-COLOR (forty including the cover) art prints by “M. Zapp“, expressing her love and experience as a mother, in: “The Family Series” Art Collection by Marilyn Zapp (newly released in print by M. Zapp Press).This “M. Zapp” anthology art work collection book-debut is representative of the first project of this genre, which she completed as a mother, producing a series of three dozen different original art prints, which sold out 1500 copies each in less than a year. This special edition debut full-color art book also includes original nostalgic prints from the same series that were never released to the public! This specific cycle of material she calls, “The Family Series”, reflecting a unifying theme expressing the joy and love of family life and raising children amazingly illustrated in her own famously unique style.
M. Zapp Fans — enjoy your own copy of The Family Series art book, “like” with the facebook button on that page, then be sure to visit and “like” the new Family Series Book Page on Facebook. Be a part of the growing community network developed in nostalgic honor of the ‘Art of M. Zapp’.Marilyn Zapp, describes in her own words the unique experience the art series provided, a portion of which is excerpted here from the Introduction to the new 2013 debut full color art book release of “The Family Series”:
“After my first born, Mark, was born, I created the first piece for The Family Series, ‘Mother’s Love’, in my forties, I had three children a year apart. My time was now occupied marveling, inspired and caring. I had no relatives to share my beautiful children or my strong feelings and emotions of being a parent, so the artist within me shared them with you. I was a mother, an artist, and the publisher of the feelings I needed to share. These art pieces also served as a biography of my life and my love as a mother – the feelings of joy, anxieties and emotions. So, I became a publisher of the feelings I needed to share and over the years many mothers, and even fathers, have understood my work.”
– Marilyn Zapp (M. Zapp)