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 →
AVA Residency Fall 2016
I am so honored and thrilled to be chosen for the AVA W-i-R (Astoria Visual Arts Writer in Residence) for fall 2016. I plan to produce a book of poetry. I also plan to blog about the experience after it’s over. There will be some type of reading-event after the term is over. More info as it materializes! http://www.astoriavisualarts.org/north-coast-writers-retreat.html Read more →
Cactus Pillow Comes Home!
Caption: Top left photo: enjoying my (what my friend Matt named) the “personal protection cactus pillow.” My friend Emily handed me the the cactus she made for me during an event at Coffee Girl and I spent the rest of the evening walking around unconsciously hugging it while talking to random people. I don’t think anyone can be nervous… Read more →
Exploratory Trip: Crafty Wonderland’s Spring Market
Yesterday, I took a business trip of sorts to Crafty Wonderland’s Spring Market in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. I have a dream to have my coloring books and/or future products in the Crafty wonderland shop or at one of the craft fairs and I wanted to see just how possible it would be to conceptualize a booth… Read more →
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 →
Book Launch Round Up
My book launch on May 14th, 2016 at The Blue Scorcher Bakery was more than I could have hoped for. It started out with my Aunt JoAnn and Uncle Clyde surprising me by driving all the way from Canby to attend. I couldn’t believe it when I saw them walk through the door! They handed me a dozen red roses… 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 →