As many of you know, I have been a huge fan of Danny Gregory's books. His first book Everyday Matters is about how creativity and journal-keeping got him through a horrible time in his life when his wife, Patti, fell in front of a NY city train, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Danny and his wife inspired so many people to begin drawing as a regular part of their daily routine. His first book was so well recieved that he released one of my favorites: Creative License--a book which motivated me to begin drawing again. In 2008, his books had touched so many people that he released An Illustrated life, Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers. If you haven't read these books, you are seriously missing out on some great stuff.
Tragically, Danny's wife Patti, passed away this weekend at age 50. I won't go into the details. You can read about it here. Please take a moment to pray for Danny, their son, Jack and extended family.
More about Danny, his art, and his books can be found on his website: http://www.dannygregory.com/