Turns Out, I CAN Talk All Day!

Or at least half of it…and have a great time in the process. That’s how things went Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 for my first book signing ever. The venue was River District Arts, often described as the “mini Torpedo Factory” of Rappahannock County, Virginia.

The book signing was scheduled from noon to 4:30 pm and frankly, I did wonder in advance how I was going to pass the time. Cold February days in Virginia are not necessarily conducive to foot traffic in small art galleries. But as it turned out there was a nice steady stream of visitors all day, with 8 or 10 of them bringing along their canine companions. That bowl of biscuits at my signing table was well received, as you can imagine!

I talked about the project, demonstrated how I painted dogs’ eyes (and was surprised at how much interest there was in watching me do that!), and enjoyed visiting with the people and their dogs. It was a great time and as the icing on the cake, quite a few books and note cards were sold in the process! That’s good because I am donating 10% of my proceeds to RAWL, our local wonderful no-kill animal shelter. They are my “adopted” dog charity so I like to help whenever I can.

Here are a few photos from the day:

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