I did some holiday art recently for the artEAST Gallery in Issaquah. Head on over to the gallery if you're looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind present, No idea how long these will continue to be available:
I did my first formal book signings this week. Bill & Jenny, the new owners of Page 2 Books in Burien were kind enough to invite me for a formal book signing and set up a little booth and table space in their new store which has a great, brightly-lit corner location.
Through the time I was at the store, it was great chatting with the customers who drifted in and fun to sign books for everyone who bought a copy.
Buoyed by the event, I later decided to make an impromptu visit to Parkplace Books in Kirkland and University Book Store in Bellevue. At both book stores, most people I spoke with ended up buying the book and I did another flurry of signings for families and kids. We sold out most of the stock at hand in both stores.
Lessons learnt: 1. Book signings are fun; 2. People love connecting with Authors; 3. Sometimes its just a matter of getting people to pick up your book for them to decide they like it enough to want to buy it...
Time to line up a few more signing events...
My first solo art show is up at The Essential Baking Company Café in Georgetown (Seattle). The show, titled 'On the Wings of Whim and Whimsy' features a motley collection of whimsical and humorous art and will run Dec 11, 2013-Jan 15, 2014. The Café is open 7am-4pm Mon-Fri so make sure to stop by and see it if you're in the vicinity...
I am going to be doing my very first book signing event on December 14th 2013 Saturday 11:00am at Page 2 Books in Burien
I met Bill and Jenny, the new owners of Page 2 Books, at the recent NW BookFest. They seemed to really like 'The Bubble Collector' and went well out of their way to invite me to appear at their store.
If you've been waiting to get a signed book (or want to get a copy for someone else - it's a great holiday gift) just come on by: 457 Southwest 152nd St. Burien, 98166
Whew. 2013 has been quite an year. So much has been happening on the art and book front that I can barely keep up with it myself. Time, therefore, to start a blog and share :)