Books by Mindy

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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, and gouache.

This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time!

To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art. The book retails for $19.99 and is available from Amazon.com



23 colorful illustrations and a friendly text tell the story of the Monarch butterfly’s lifecycle from the mother laying eggs, to a hatching caterpillar, to pupating into a chrysalis, and a new generation and its amazing migration South. An important link is emphasized between the Monarch butterfly and the host plant, the Common Milkweed. Ages 4 – 10 years


These oracle cards display the power of Nature’s Wisdom that comes through the beautiful art of Mindy Lighthipe. The messages are deeply rooted in the essence of humanity, with each card representing a facet of nature that is the spirit of living with nature. These messages are interwoven with animals and plants as part of its symbology, as well as a special message that helps the reader gain positive insight into the past, present, and future.