Now that we’ve been home for a few days, I’ve been reviewing the calendar, seeing what I’ve signed up for in the next 2 months. I try to keep an up to date schedule of talks, presentations and book appearances on my events page, but wanted to make sure the word is out here, too. In the next week, I’ll be giving 3 talks, all listed at the end of this post. First, I want to share an article about my work that just came out in the Nov./ Dec. issue of Cape Cod Life Magazine. See the article online: “Life’s Canvas: Wonderous Wee World”.
The article was written by Mary Grauerholz, who seemed to get what I was doing from the start of our interview. During the photo shoot, 20-something Anthony Despezio jumped around my studio, clicking pictures of everything in sight. He paused at an original illustration from my first book, The Way Home, saying “This picture is from my book, I remember this elephant.” Apparently, he had the book as a child and didn’t make the connection until he saw the illustration in my studio. Of course, I had to share this with the story’s author, Judy Richardson. It was so neat to find out that a book we made over 20 years ago stayed with a boy who grew up to be a cool, creative young man. This is the picture that triggered his memory, which is the emotional climax of the story, when Savi’s mother leaves her on the beach alone. To read the series about the making of The Way Home, click here.
Upcoming schedule of events:
Saturday, November 12th – University of Connecticut Children’s Book Fair, Storrs, Connecticut. Salley will give a slide talk about her work at 10:15 am. Original Illustrations from Pocketful of Posies are displayed on campus at the Dodd Research Center through Dec. 16th. Sat., Nov. 12th only–gallery will be open from 12 noon to 3pm. Normal hours are Mon. thru Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Monday, November 14 at 4:30pm: Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA. Salley Mavor will talk to families about the creation of her books. Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, will be for sale.
Saturday, November 19th, 1:00-6:00 pm: Salley Mavor will be the keynote speaker at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (New England) ILLUSTRATOR DAY to be held at the Emma Blood French Auditorium (The French Building) on the New Hampshire Institute of Art campus in Manchester, NH. Information and Registration.
Saturday, Dec. 3rd – Salley Mavor will have a booth at the RISD Holiday Sale, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI.
Saturday, Dec. 10th – 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Book Signing at the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA.
what a compliment for you and your work!
Here’s a link to that article!
Wonderful when someone remembers your work eh? Sounds like a busy schedule. Have a great time visiting and meeting new friends.
lo-ove Anthony’s memory of your artwork. how sweet.
How wonderful that your art made such an indelible impression on a young boy that it remained within his memory into adulthood. You and your art have achieved a kind of immortality, Salley! How blessed you are.
i LOVE THIS PICTURE…WHAT A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE!!!!
Hi…..I wish you would do “illustrations” for THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. It would make a charming Christmas gift. KI
What a lovely story about the young man! I agree with Katusha. The Night Before Christmas would be a marvelous book for you to do.