Starry-Eyed—The 2017 NESCBWI Conference

Starry-Eyed—The 2017 NESCBWI Conference

I just returned from the 2017 NESCBWI Conference. (NESCBWI = New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) This conference was packed—from very beginning to very end—with activities, sessions, keynote speakers, keynote panels, lunches, breakfasts, open mics, pitch competitions, illustration portfolio exhibits, bookstore shopping, networking opportunities and lots, lots more. (And, that doesn’t even […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at The Grolier Club through tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of this […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at the Grolier Club through Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 of this series of posts.) Kubašta […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Let me start right off by saying that if you’re anywhere within a day’s journey of New York City, and can carve the time out between now and Saturday to get downtown, then plan a trip to go see the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Last Words

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Last Words

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

So, I’ve reached the end of what I hope will be the first of many S’Wanderings locales. It was a short trip (I feel like my blog posts took almost as long to put together as the whole trip took to experience). But, Cape Ann was a delight. I look forward to returning in the […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Wicked Peacock

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Wicked Peacock

Admittedly, I’m no fashionista. I’m a jeans-‘n-sweater kind of gal. Or, at home, a comfy pants and soft sweatshirt person. Yup, I’m someone who’s usually more interested in paper fashion than wearable fashion. That said, I do love me some accessories—jewelry, and handbags, and scarves, oh my! I tend toward items with clean lines, but […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

Just down the street from The Paper Mermaid is a grand old bank building. And, in that building is a grand old indie book store—Toad Hall Book Store. Toad Hall is an unusual independent bookstore, in large part because it is also a nonprofit. All proceeds of the store go to environmental causes. According to […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel, Whimsy

We spent the second day of our two-day adventure in Rockport. Rockport is picture-postcard, practically designed for sightseeing and touristing. We visited the popular downtown area, crammed with shops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. I had a few must-visit shops on my list, for the sake of this blog, and I’ll be sharing those with you […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, Gloucester

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, Gloucester

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel

After tooling around Gloucester, we decided to take the next step in our Cape Ann journey and find our hotel and check in. I’d done some research online, and based on reviews and location next to rocky surf, chose the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn for our overnight. As we followed the roads hugging the Gloucester […]