My paper collage demonstration at the Warren Country Arts Group was beyond my expectations! It was great meeting new artists that night and wonderful to receive the support of current members and friends. If you're an artist in our local area, I encourage you to come out to one of our meetings and see if it's a good 'fit' for you. It may take a few times, there's different folks that come each month. But I encourage you to give it a try! I have a member for years, but just recently got more involved. Guess it's a timing thing! Anyway, you are welcome to come visit, learn new stuff, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists in our area! The volunteer staff are GREAT, and It's FUN! Meetings are held 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Oxford Township Municipal Building in Oxford, NJ. Please visit their website to see the upcoming schedule of speakers. Hope to see you there!
Check out Douglas Florian's work! He's a children's author illustrator who's poetry and pictures are laugh-out-loud fun!!
His latest books include:
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems
lizards, frogs and polliwogs
Click image on left to visit his blog, and read some of his amazing poems!
For his tips on how to write poetry, check out his thought's on Katie Davis's blog. And/or listen to her podcast interview of him, which is how I heard of him.... Also, per an email I received from him -- He's also very nice!!
The lily bud opening (above) was taken yesterday. This morning I noticed it was beginning to open a little more. By the time I grabbed my camera it had fully blossomed... POW!
Along with many others, I met best-selling author Louise Penny at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT last night! What a treat! RJ Julia's is the neatest, best bookstore I've ever been to in my whole life -- absolutely beautiful store with kind and friendly staff and a super-delicious cafe where I ate the best cupcake I've ever had in my whole life (made by La Rosticceria)!! If you're ever near Madison, CT, I encourage you to visit RJ Julia's (at least to have a cupcake) !!!
I learned about Louise Penny from children's book author, Eileen Spinelli. When Eileen heard I loved mysteries, she highly recommended her work....Thank you Eileen!!! Louise Penny's is a brilliant author who's writing has touched me on many levels. I encourage you to read the books in order. And WOW... Let me know if you do not come to love her writing, characters, and Louise herself, as I have! Below is her latest book, THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY currently #2 on the NY Times best-seller list! While standing in line for her signature I met writer John Valeri who recently interviewed Louise for his Hartfod Books Examiner blog. A GREAT article and interview!! Click here to read John's article.
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