About the Illustrators

Illustrated by the talented young artists of Lifesong Studio in Grapevine, TX

Cover design by Lifesong Art Teacher, Mary Howe. Mary enjoys bringing creative people together and encouraging them to tap into their own creativity. Mary’s education, extensive travels and personal experience have all contributed to her success as an artist and a teacher. Her main artistry is shown in upscale residential and commercial properties through her murals and faux finishing


A Note from Lifesong Studio Director … I am blessed to be surrounded by an amazing team of professionals, who believe in the vision of making a positive difference in the lives of our students and our community through the arts – Dance, Music, Art and Theatre. Our instructors are the face of Lifesong to their students ~ each one brings something special and wonderful to the studio and I’m thankful to share in this adventure with them. Our families are wonderful and it is our privilege to be a part of their lives and training in the arts. My personal desire is that each one who comes to Lifesong will not only leave a better dancer, musician, artist, or actor, but also a better person. Art in any form is an expression of the heart and my belief is that if your heart is full of good things, your art will be too. As a way of “shaping hearts through the arts,” we focus on a word each month and try to incorporate it into not only who we are as people, but also who we are as artists. Words like RESPECT, COMMITMENT, INTEGRITY and KINDNESS are just a few of the words that are painted on the walls of our studios and hopefully also on the walls of our hearts. Regardless of age or experience, Lifesong is a place for everyone and we want everyone’s experience here to be the best it can be!

Carolyn Franks, Lifesong Studio Co-Owner & Director

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