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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Jan Godown Annino, FLORIDA
Member Since February 2010
Artist Statement Hello & many thanks for stopping by here.
You probably enjoy creating.

contact info:
blog/web Bookseedstudio
twitter @BkSeedStudio

I work with words, camera, paper & a bit more.
Florida is a great place to click & record.
But I find images to preserve wherever I go.
I especially like to look for signs, to see how what others have written for advertising or information, can become worth viewing on a wall.

In 2010 I participated in creation of a children's picture book biography collaboration, from National Geographic Society.
It has has received praise from: PBS 2010 Big Summer Read List
School Library Journal

This picture book biography is about an amazing woman who I hope you'll want to know, Betty Mae Jumper.

SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader.
ISBN 978.1.4263.0592.4

This is a collaboration with artist Lisa Desimini, who created oil paintings that deserve a gallery of their own. See more of her stunning work
The afterword letter is written by poet Moses Jumper, Jr.
To learn more about Mrs. Jumper please visit:

"Betty Mae Jumper is a woman ahead of her time and will inspire young people who face the world. Your story is informative and engaging. The illustrations are lovely... I read it with delight as I was reminded of my early experiences with the Seminole tribe in Miami..."
retired library director Helen Moeller

Some of my other publications in print:
Scenic Driving Florida, 3rd edition, 2010
Florida's Famous Animals
These are geotourism guides:
"For those who love a road they've never driven or those who weary of trails well traveled, Scenic Driving Florida is the perfect companion."
"...a good traveling companion. It would make a fine welcoming gift to a
newcomer and a useful guide for families planning weekend trips."

My online writing studio is

Please obtain the books through your favorite library, or book source,
and also via a fabulous cooperative of independent book lovers.

For this gallery, as much as I enjoy finding the perfect landscape, often to shoot in close-up, such as the scallop shells of Apalachicola, I also like recording whimsey, finding irony in signage & highlighting juxtapositions of items, such as in "Blue Guitar."
I also like to shoot small, small libraries and places where writers work.

the small print:
My work on IMAGEKIND and elsewhere is protected by copyright.
All artwork here is c. 2007-2010, Jan Godown with all rights
Permission is withheld to copy, appropriate, claim original ownership or otherwise distribute any of my work, without proper, prior written permission for one-time, specific use, from Jan Godown, this artist.


Product No 2987460
Style Editorial/Documentary
Tags Annino, Jan Godown