If you're in the greater Boston area and know a child in 5-9 grade who loves writing or art, don't waste another minute! Sign that child up for one of the classes I'm teaching this summer, Relief Printmaking and Writing Fantasy/Sci-fi: Summer Explorations. It's not too late!
In other news, I continue my obsession with doors in both writing and block prints. Check out the new pieces.
It's time once again to repeat my ongoing plea: Please remember that we small-time artists rely on our fans to get out the word about our work.
If you've enjoyed my artwork and/or my books, here are some ways you might consider helping me. (Thank you for all your wonderful support!)
* If you have a web site, Facebook page, or Twitter account, link to this website.
* Post a review of a book on amazon.com. (My goal is 20 reviews for each book, and I'm still a long way off!)
* If you have a Goodreads account, post reviews there, too.
* If you use Etsy, mark my Etsy shop (NydamPrints) as a favorite.
* Ask your local library to add my books to their collection.
* Lend my books, check them out from your local library, recommend them to your friends.
* And, of course, if you know anyone who might like my art or books, tell them about me!
In the "No Advance Notice" category, I've just been invited to show my work at the Bakery on the Common in Natick starting immediately.
And in the "Lots of Advance Notice" category, I've just confirmed that I'll be teaching classes in both my loves this summer! Relief Printmaking and Writing Fantasy/scifi will both be offered through Needham Community Education's popular Summer Explorations program for children. I'm really looking forward to it.
* Latest Update: I will not be showing in any holiday sale this year. But I will be in town, so please call or e-mail if you need any unique and special gifts. I'm happy to fulfill orders right up through Christmas Eve... or afterwards, for that matter!
Wait, when was I going to have all that time to work on the current book? *sigh* But I have begun to start illustrations. For a teaser of The Extraordinary Book of Doors, keep an eye open for new block prints of keys and doors.
There's about to be a little flurry of activity here - in the next couple of weeks I'll be showing and selling at the Needham Farmer's Market, taking down my show at the Acton Memorial Library, and helping to hang the group show I'll be participating in at the Morse Institute Library. And of course the end of summer also means that I'll soon have more time to get down to serious work on the current book...
You may have noticed the redesign of this web site's home page. I hope it will make it easier for visitors to navigate and find what they want. (Plus, I wanted a fresh look and obviously had too much time on my hands! Ha.)
Also, I'm mentioned (and pictured) in a newspaper article about Needham Open Studios here.
What's new? In our school district spring seems to be the time when a teacher's fancy turns to thoughts of fiction writing units. I'm looking forward to talks to third and fourth grade classes in one school and fourth grade classes in another. Should be fun!
And the other new thing is necklaces. The wall is no longer the only place you can hang my art - I've been adapting some of my designs to necklace pendants. See them here or in my Etsy shop.
Comments? Questions? Stories about where my art and books are ending up? Write to me! firstname.lastname@example.org
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