If You Go Fishing, Your Catch Will Be Plentiful

“If you go fishing, your catch will be plentiful.”   I found this saying inside a fortune cookie at the end of 2016. The most important word to me was “if,” and this saying seems to have perfectly summed up the first year of my small business, Oscar Astoria. No one is guaranteed a catch, but if you put yourself… Read more →

Mark Your Calendars: Event for my New Book of Poetry

Heather Douglas to Read from New Book Poetry Collection Created During Residency at AVA’s North Coast Writer’s Retreat   ASTORIA (Press Release November 22, 2016) – Local writer and illustrator Heather Douglas will read from her new book of poems, Creosote and Rain, on Saturday, December 10, at the Blue Scorcher Bakery, located at 14th and Duane Streets in Astoria.… Read more →

Colored Pages!

From time to time, I get to see how people color in my coloring books! It’s really exciting to share this and I get a huge kick out of seeing the creativity with color! It’s a huge honor to see anyone old or young spending time and getting joy from coloring! Some of the pages come from my very first… Read more →

Getting Ready for the Book Launch

I (make that we) have been busy screen printing–thanks to the help of my sister. 🙂 I’m excitedly getting ready for the book launch tomorrow! Please come out, check out the book and enjoy some cookies and conversation. There will also be additional food and beverages for purchase as well!   Oscar Astoria Book Launch for two titles: That’s So… Read more →

Astoria Places Coloring Book is Ready!

I am excited to announce that Oscar Astoria’s “Astoria Places Coloring Book” is ready for the 20th Anniversary Holiday Season of Astoria’s Starving Artist Faire here in Astoria, Oregon in time for the 2015 holiday season! The Astoria Places Coloring Book was created after a friend of mine sent me a photo of Custard King while I was living overseas.… Read more →