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?



Sunday, August 7, 2016

New Works for the Birds

I have spent many summers in a row working on books, recording projects, art education courses..., but this year I decided to do some painting just to paint. So now I'm very excited to present some new works-- my "Bird's Nest Series"!!

Found under a pine tree in our back yard...
Back in spring, I made the first of this series for a small fund raising show at Art on Center in Fairhaven, MA. Art works sold would benefit the Southcoast Humane Society and Animal Shelter, and I painted the first nest you see below for that event.

Then, a few weeks ago, my husband found a beautiful abandoned nest in the back yard. A gift from my bird friends!! This nest became the model for the rest of the paintings.

I am intrigued by the strange man-made objects that become part of the materials in a bird's nest. The birds scavenge and make use of items discarded by people, from remnants of our lives. These creatures become incredibly creative and resourceful to survive. They create comfort and even beauty from nothing.

There are symbolic meanings in the scavenged objects in these works, but I would like to leave that for viewers to attach their own meanings or guess. The nests are a combination of the  model nest and what I envision in my imagination. I hope you enjoy them!

Bird's Nest with Gold Thread, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, 6 x 6 inches
©Kristine Daniels 2016
(private collection)

Bird's Nest with Locket, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 10 inches
©Kristine Daniels 2016

Bird's Nest with Plastic and Fibers, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 10 inches
©Kristine Daniels 2016

Bird's Nest with Tinsel and Feathers, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 10 inches
©Kristine Daniels 2016

You can see the new 3 works in person at the Art on Center Summer Art Fair from now through Sept. 10, 2016! All works in the member show are for sale, including these.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Finding Floyd!

Looking to purchase a copy of any of my books locally? Signed copies of all Floyd series books as well as Hibernating House are available exclusively at Art on Center in Fairhaven, MA. Their members' gift shop has lots of wonderful items in addition to my books. Check their web site for their seasonal hours.

You are also very welcome to borrow a copy of a Floyd book (and books for teens and grown ups!) from my Little Free Library! Check the official Little Free Library map for all of the Fairhaven locations!

Little Free Libraries are a great way to help get your
community reading and to share the books you love with others. For more information on creating your own Little Free Library, visit their web site!

Our Little Library when first installed.
You'll find different books from time to time. Leave one of your favorites here!
There are currently 3 official Little Free Libraries in Fairhaven, MA!!