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Two Big Events, One Little Weekend. November 8th and 9th. Come visit.

Two biggies: I have my Open Studios event that weekend, and you are all invited visit my studio, sip teeny cups of mid-range wine, check out the work of 50+ artists throughout my building, shop for unique holiday gifts and support local artists. I will have funny cartoon prints and books and will wear a clean shirt for the occasion. Please join me!

I am on the 4th floor and will be open 10-5 Sat and 10-3 Sunday. The address is 221 Pine St. Florence, MA

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The 25th Anniversary Children’s Illustration exhibit at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton! I will have framed originals hanging there and will share space with the likes of William Steig, Jules Feiffer and Mo Willems in the gallery’s The Cartoon Corner.  The show will be up from Nov. 9 – Jan. 25th.  The opening on Sunday is from 4-6 and a bunch of the artists will be there.

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Hope to see you soon!

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The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter!

WELCOME TO THE CHARMING-YET-INFREQUENT NEWSLETTER!

In this November issue:

  • What I was going to call the strip, but it was taken
  • How we can finally meet
  • What happened to my hair
  • Walking and chewing gum for pros
  • Finally, a decent store

WHAT I WAS GOING TO CALL THE STRIP, BUT IT WAS TAKEN


HOW WE CAN FINALLY MEET

Come to my studio this weekend and let’s cavort!  Every year, over 50 artists in my building open their doors to the public to meet, greet and sell their wares. There’s jewelry, textiles, paintings– more cool art than you can shake a stick at.

I love showing people my studio and will have prints, cards and pads for sale.  And, as is my custom, I will also ply you with teeny cups of wine.

Sat and Sun, 10-5.   221 Pine St. Florence, MA 01062.  4th floor.

Here’s a link to our official Open Studios Webpage.  There’s a lot happening in Florence, MA this weekend, and after you take in my studio building you should drive the half mile to my friends at Print Fair North.


WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HAIR

I was out in San Francisco for a brief visit, which happened to fall during the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.  My friend and her partner had chosen to become Giants fans for unusual reasons:  They had a 3 year-old son, and after putting him to bed at 7:30 each night they were stuck inside their tiny apartment until they went to sleep.  They figured the Giants play 162 games during the regular season, affording them almost half a year of something to do.

So, we were watching the World Series. And, since baseball isn’t the most action-packed sport to watch, we needed something  to do while we were having something to do. So while Pablo Sandoval hit home runs, we henna-ed our hair.  By the end of the game (Giants 8, Tigers 3), it was time to rinse.

My friend’s hair looked brilliant.  Mine looked brilliantly orange.

The next day we drove out over the Golden Gate Bridge to a pumpkin patch in Marin County. The hayride only ran on weekends and the petting zoo was closed, but we had fun stomping on the rotting pumpkins that were in the compost pile on the outer edge of the patch.   When we brought our good pumpkin up to the counter, the woman at the register stopped me, looked me in the eye and said,

“It is SO nice to see someone with seasonal hair.”

Want to see what “seasonal hair” looks like? Come visit this weekend.


WALKING AND CHEWING GUM FOR PROS

I like to stay sharp by doing something totally asinine every week.  I was doing thirty on a main road before I realized what I had left on my windshield:


FINALLY, A DECENT STORE

What if you live far away and can’t come to Open Studios?  The rhymeswithorange.com site got a face lift, and a non-confusing store is up and running! See the online store!


Well, friends, another Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter comes to a close.  Hope to see you this weekend at Open Studios!!

Hilary

Next Weekend– Come Visit Me At My Studio!

We’ve hit that time of year when I open the doors to my studio, spiff it up a little, and invite hundreds of friends to come over.  That’d be you!

Mark your calendars for Nov. 10 & 11th from 10-5.

I’ll have teeny cups of wine for you to swill and prints and books and greeting cards for sale.  (Spoiler alert– the holidays are coming.)

 

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