Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore sold out of all the copies of A Stick Until…at Saturday’s book launch. But they are ordering more. Thanks to everyone who came out for making it a great event.
Pete Seeger devoted his life to bringing people together through music, to inspiring and empowering them through song. It’s been a year since he passed away at age 94. He lived a life of fearless integrity standing up for what he believed, including freedom of speech, civil rights, labor rights, and the environment. The artwork here is my tribute to Pete as he plants seeds of song, inviting all voices to sing along.
For more information, watch the first authorized film biography documenting Pete Seeger’s contributions to folk music and society:
The following articles are also informative, and include video interviews with this remarkable man:
Smelling Sunshine: book release!
Smelling Sunshine, the picture book that I wrote and illustrated, published by Star Bright Books, has just been released! Smelling Sunshine is a story that creates a path through various cultures by describing one world doing an ordinary chore of hanging laundry that becomes extraordinary in its personal nighttime comfort. Kirkus Review said, “…when it comes to domestic chores, hanging laundry is about as universal as it gets, and the activity is presented here as an intimate, positive experience for parent and child to share.“
So check it out! And think about supporting your independent bookstore; indie bookstores build community in your community http://www.indiebound.org/ You can also order from the publisher http://www.starbrightbooks.org/details.php?id=411or from amazon http://amzn.com/1595726365
Find out more about how Smelling Sunshine was made by clicking on The Next Thing Blog Tour, here on this blog page.
If you live in the Bay Area, join me:
· Saturday, November 9th, 12:00 PM at Depot Bookstore in Mill Valley, 415-383-2665 for a booksigning http://www.depotbookstore.com/
Saturday, February 1st, 11:00 AM at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley, 510- 740-8222 http://www.mrsdalloways.com/for a presentation and book signing.
Discover the difference between a rough sketch and a finished illustration, and find out more about how a picture book is made. Listen to a reading of Smelling Sunshine and pick up a free bookmark!
Hope to see you soon. Happy reading.