Saturday, April 1, 2017

Amoré on April 2!

So, some of you may be surprised that in addition to teaching art, painting, writing, and illustrating books, I also love to sing, and have been studying opera for quite a few years now. It is one of my passions, and this weekend I am proud to be part of a unique concert production in Southeast MA!

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 p.m., I will be performing in the chorus of Seaglass Theater Company's "Amoré" at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford, MA. Artistic director Patrice Tiedemann has put an amazing program together of opera's "greatest hits", and the principal singers on this program are truly inspiring! The entire cast has been been a pleasure to work with, and even if you don't know anything about opera, I guarantee you will enjoy this program!

Tickets and more info are available on the Seaglass web page:

Okay, I can't stop doing art stuff, so I also designed the promo materials, including the facebook banner, postcard, and poster. Very pleased with how these turned out:

Postcard Design

Poster Design

FB Banner Design

Hope to see you at this concert, and make sure you follow Seaglass Theater Company on Facebook and Twitter for more events in the future!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Old-Time Holiday Fun Ahead!!

Join me on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10-2 at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven for Millicent's Holiday Book Fair!! I'll be reading Irresistible Cookie at 10:15, signing, and selling my books, along with many other local authors. This is my only book signing before the holidays, so hope to see you there!!

This event is just one part of Fairhaven's Old-Time Holiday Weekend which is jam-packed with events for all ages and interests. If you have never visited Fairhaven, there isn't a better time to get into the spirit of the season while seeing our historical buildings and waterfront.

You can also pop over to Art on Center where I have original art for sale as well as signed books. Their gallery shop is a perfect place to find special gifts throughout the holiday season. On Dec. 10, they will have a family old-time craft activity and hot cocoa!

Remember this season to buy local and support our local artists!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stop by the Corgi House LFL!

Have you noticed any LFLs (Little Free Libraries) in your community? They are a growing trend and a great way for everyone to share our love of books.

Last year we installed the Corgi House Library, the 2nd official Little Free Library in our town. The original was built by my sister in law and given to my husband and I as a gift. We filled it with books and it was great to see friends and neighbors reading and sharing.

This summer, the Corgi House LFL closed for a couple of weeks for some TLC. My husband and my dad helped to do some minor renovations on the library and I painted some illustrations on it. It was reopened in August. Here are some pictures of finished re-installation.

I am proud to announce that the Corgi House LFL was awarded the status of Library of Distinction in September from the Little Free Library Society! We were given a certificate and featured in the LFL Gallery and on their Pinterest page or starters-- a very exciting honor for us.

The Corgi House LFL accepts and gives books for all ages and topics. So come on by, take a book and/or leave a book, and never stop reading!! You can also follow the Corgi House on Facebook. If you want to start your own, visit the LFL site.

Here are few close-ups of the door illustrations, pre-installation. Can you guess the titles I had in mind?