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The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter, in case you missed it…

Hi Friends!

Time for another installment of the Rhymes With Orange Charming-Yet-Infrequent-Newsletter!

Today’s Headlines:

-Visit me at my studio Nov. 14th & 15th

-My amazing intern lights up Times Square

-I drew on someone famous’ dining room wall and did not get in trouble.

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OPEN STUDIO & HOLIDAY SALE- SAT & SUN, NOV. 14th & 15th, 10 am to 5 pm

It’s that time of year again, time to throw open my doors and say, “Get in here!” Mark your calendars for November 14 & 15, 10-5.

I’ll show you around the studio, we can sip wine out of teeny cups, and you can pick up your favorite postcards and prints and books for holiday gift giving.

I will be one of many artists participating in my building’s Open Studios Event, so give yourself time to meet the potters, painters, weavers and sculptors I share the building with.

The address is 221 Pine St. Suite 414, Florence, MA 01062.

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MY AMAZING INTERN

My only regret with my amazing intern Juana Medina is that I had her sign the two month agreement versus the fifty year indentured servitude agreement.

Last weekend her animation for the organization www.350.org lit up all the screens at Times Square as part of the worldwide event to reduce carbon emissions.

HER ART…TIMES SQUARE! This was MY intern! I asked her today to tell me what it was like to see her work up on all the screens. She said, “It was like being a little kid and flying a kite for the first time.” …Isn’t she cool?

Since you might not have been in New York city to see it, I bring it to you: http://www.artistascitizen.org/competitions/burningembers/AAC_JMedina_Entry082309.swf

To see pictures of all the events that happened all over the world that day, check out http://www.350.org/

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I DREW ON SOMEONE FAMOUS’ DINING ROOM WALL

If you have children under four feet tall, or have read to other people’s children of approximately that same height range, then you have read them books by Mo Willems.

In addition to the ornithological best seller “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and the hare-raising “Knufflebunny: A Cautionary Tale,” he writes and draws the pachydermal/porcine beginning reader series of “Elephant and Piggy” books.

On an evening when he was not tending to his imaginary zoo, I joined his family for dinner. The other lucky guests were young adult fiction writer Holly Black and her illustrator husband Theo Black

After plying us with wine, Mo and his wife Cheryl and daughter Trixie handed out chalk and we all headed to their dining room, which is painted to the ceiling with green chalk board paint.

The evening’s theme was “Circus” and we went to town. There were tight rope walkers, people flying out of cannons, poodles on unicycles– the whole three-ring business.

Then we dined among our creation. What a night.

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Thanks for tuning in to the newsletter! See you at the studio in a couple of weeks!

Hilary

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