Daddy's Christmas Angel

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Books and Art Shows Fill the Holiday Season

Product DetailsProduct DetailsMy latest book, Evening of the Dragonfly, will not be available until 2015, and that's a good thing. The holiday season is filled with many events, and I already have two Christmas-themed novels that are available on Amazon as print and as Kindle books. Daddy's Christmas Angel and A Rainbow for Christmas are both sweet romance stories that anyone in the family can enjoy. I just checked Amazon and discovered that those two books are priced at $2.99 each in Kindle for the holiday season. Both books are also available for sale in my gallery at Crossroads Art Center.

©Mary Montague Sikes
If you visit Crossroads, please go by and see the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association show in Gallery One. My painting, "Dancing in the Trees", won third place in the juried exhibition. I used pastels, charcoal, and acrylics to create this painting on canvas board. Since I prefer working on stretched canvas, this is an unusual piece for me. It's also an unusual size, 30" x 15".

On December 13 and 14, Mary Jane Tolley, a dear friend of mine, is hosting an Art Open House in her home, featuring my paintings. Saturday, I will also create "Soul Song" paintings and poetry there for interested individuals. Anyone who would like an invitation to this special Art Open House event, please contact me by email.

 This is an especially busy art week. On Wednesday, I am teaching a workshop, "Creating with Texture and Color", for Arts Alive at the West Point Pamunkey Regional Library. I keep hoping that a building will suddenly materialize in our town where artists can gather once or twice a month to paint or craft together. We have a workshop at the library almost every month which is wonderful. But, in addition, having a chance to work locally with other artists in a dedicated studio space would be a real joy.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Third place - that's awesome!
Good luck with the upcoming show.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's wonderful your friend is hosting you in her home.

Congrats on 3rd place.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Mary,

I do LOVE you art! So happy to hear all is going well for you!

Happy Holidays!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex. I'm looking forward to it.

Diane, thank you. Mary Jane is a special friend.

Michael, thank you and Happy Holidays to you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - sounds like you are busy - congratulations on the books and your new one in January. Fantastic to have a house showing for your paintings ...

Congratulations on a wonderfully busy and productive year .. here's to 2015 - cheers Hilary