By Cathy Elelman • 06 August 2019 • 19:00
CAPTION: CREATIVE: Felicity’s illustrations really capture the essence of the animals, says proud mum Emma.
CREDIT: Emma Merigan
TALENTED Albox teenager Felicity Rose Merigan has become a published artist.
Her charming illustrations of animals feature in a new children’s storybook written by family friend J. Tunley. The author saw some of Felicity’s artwork and asked her to collaborate on the publication.
The story is based on a Welsh farm and tells the delightful tale of how a battery farmed hen found her freedom and her great passion for karate.
She thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Felicity’s parents Emma and Stuart told the Euro Weekly News.
As Felicity has spent the last seven years helping her family with the upkeep of their local farms, she has, Emma said, “managed to capture the essence of each animal perfectly.
“Her drawings are brilliant, and we are very proud of her.”
Felicity and family relocated to Spain seven years ago. After a period of settling into her new life in Spain, and due to living on a farm, Felicity’s love of animals became a large part of her development, Emma commented.
She also revealed that coming from a creative background, Felicity quickly found she was a natural at music and art, and spends hours drawing.
“She came into her own and certainly found her feet at her school in Albox, the Cardinal Cisneros”, Emma told EWN.
“Felicity soon made lots of friends and the teachers have been fantastic.”
The Merigan family have now decided to publish their own children’s storybook based on their personal farming experiences over the years in Spain. The book will include a full glossary at the back explaining any difficult words, as well as stories, and will be translated from Spanish to English by Felicity. Commented Emma, “All the family enjoy sharing any knowledge and experiences with others and this will be a fun way in which to do just that.”
‘Kylie, The Karate Chicken featuring Felicity’s illustrations is available on Amazon.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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