On December 6th, I attended a book launch party for the latest children's book I illustrated, Santa's Mistake. The father-daughter team of authors, Robert Pitts & Michele Christian-Oldham put together a fun, holiday-themed event at the South Shore Pottery Shop in Abington, Massachusetts.
Kids young and old came to paint, enjoy all kinds of refreshments, visit with Santa & listen to a book reading, purchase a copy of Santa's Mistake and have it autographed by the authors & illustrator, & request a drawing from the illustrator, yours truly!!
Santa was a big hit!
The kids (& parents!) really seemed to love watching me draw. I had a line for 2 hours solid!!
They were so enthusiastic, appreciative, and polite, it was an absolute pleasure taking their requests! (Although I should have watched Frozen before I arrived, as there were LOTS of requests for Elsa!!!)
They were all really cute. It was fun to see the excitement and magic of the holidays from a child's perspective once again!
It was actually *difficult* to squeeze in the time to autograph the books because the line of kids waiting for an illustration never seemed to get any shorter!!
And my amazing fiance', Chris gave up his Saturday to attend and support me, as always!!!
(Most of these photos are courtesy of him!)
All in all the kids seemed to have a lot of fun, and I had a BLAST drawing for them!!! What a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season!!!