Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Home for the Pawlidays Adoption Party

I will be joining the Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) at the shelter, with a book signing of the Fur Angel Series, for the Home for the Pawlidays Adoption Event Party. We hope every dog and cat finds a home, beginning with the holiday and forevermore.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Make your own Photo on Canvas

My art project during the Thanksgiving holiday.

What you need:

one blank canvas
one black and white photo copied on a laser printer using the cheapest paper possible
one bottle of gel medium from a craft store
one paint brush (size medium)
one squirt bottle of water
one book

How it's done:

1) Paint a coat of the gel medium onto the canvas (lay it on kind of thick)

2) Take the black and white photocopied picture and place it ink-side down onto the canvas, on top of the gel medium. (picture will come out mirror reversed so if there are words then make sure you print reverse)

3) Lightly press the paper down onto the canvas.

4) Set aside and let dry overnight.

(Next day) Using the squirt water bottle, spray a mist over the canvas and lightly rub the paper in a circular motion. The paper will begin to come off in small wet balls (it gets messy). Take your time and don't press too hard. Apply more water as needed. The idea is to lightly rub the paper off, leaving the ink imprinted photo image on the canvas. Sometimes a little of the picture may rub off, just move away from the weakened spot and move onto another area. The imperfection looks natural so it's okay to have a few areas like that.

6) Once paper is rubbed off, mist canvas again and paint a thin coat of gel medium for a sealant. It will look milky at first but will dry clear.

7) Rip out book pages and place along edge of canvas and then top it off with some gel medium for a final sealant. I used a proof copy of my book, Angel in a Fur Coat.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Signing November 19, 2013

I gave a short presentation of Angel in a Fur Coat and Li Li the True Story of a Goober to the 3rd grade at Christ Church Academy.

A book signing followed afterward with special guest, Donna Deegan,  She is the former News Anchor of Florida's First Coast News and founder of The Donna Foundation. which provides the necessary funds to care for local women living with breast cancer. She is also the author of two books: The Good Fight and Through Rose Colored Glasses.

The school had a very cool painting created by a visiting artist and signed by Tim Tebow.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween dog fun 2013

My little monster, Li Li
My clown, Augie Dog
My smart girl Xia, who refuses to be anything but a dog.
And our Pumpkin for 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Business Cards


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Augie Dog gets blessed

Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. 
You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air 
and animals on the land.

Augie Dog attended the Blessing of the Animals
St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church
October 5th 2013

It began with a Charity bath...

Then peanut-butter frozen treats.

We signed lots of books before lining up for the blessing.

 I am blessed.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blessing of the Animals

It's that time again! Time to get all your little monsters blessed. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday October 5th at St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church. There will be a pet fair followed by a blessing of the animals at noon. I'll be there signing my books, Angel in a Fur Coat, Legend of the Pink Toe and Li Li The True Story of a Goober, along with my dogs to be blessd.

My 3 Goobers need all the help they can get.

Friday, September 27, 2013

I will be at The Florida Heritage Book Festival signing books with the publisher of one of my picture books. The festival begins Thrusday 26th with Thursday and Friday being ticketed events and ending with Saturday being free to all. Check out the website below for the schedule. It's usually a nice time.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The rush to get their Thundershirts on!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Amelia Island Shrimp Festival Day One

It rained and rained and rained some more at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Amelia Island. But the shrimp still cooked, the music still played, and the pirates still roamed.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Amelia Island Book Festival 2013

Amelia Island Book Festival 2013



Monday, April 15, 2013

Jean Motley, co-founder of SAFE Pet Rescue, had a 90th birthday party and we were there

Co-founder of S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Jean Motley, 
had her 90th birthday party at the S.A.F.E. rescue facility. 
People who adopted dogs from S.A.F.E. throughout the years
brought them to the party to wish Jean a happy birthday
 and to thank her for helping them
 with a new life.

We were invited.

Augie D helped sign some books.

We joined in the doggy parade with a pack of dogs 
following a dune buggy on a trail with the birthday lady.

There was swimming...

birthday cake, hot dogs, peanut butter cookies, and K9 ice cream...

and groomers who gave the short hair dogs body paint tattoos...

and the long hair dogs feathers!

We were so happy to be included in the celebration
and meet the doggies who were given a second chance
at life.

Happy Birthday from the 3 Goobers
and thank you for all you do
for the animals.

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