Make your home warm and welcoming this Thanksgiving with these super simple last minute DIY decorations.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
Last Saturday, I headed to Union Square to experience Barnes & Noble’s one-day event, which kicked off their recent promotion of adult coloring books and coloring supplies: The All-American Art Unwind.
For this free event, from noon to 5pm at every Barnes & Noble location, a cozy section of the store–in Union Square, the event was held on the fourth floor–was designated for coloring. A shelf stacked with pages from classic and recently published intricately designed adult coloring books on one side, and colored pencils, crayons and more on the other, were provided for anyone wanting to join in.
St. Martin’s Griffin contributed to the offerings with the Kingfisher page from our BIRDS: A Mindful Coloring Book by Georgie Woolridge.
I’m not surprised by the answer I received after asking the B&N employee manning the table how the event was going.
“Everyone loves this,” she said. “It’s fun. I hope we do a party with drinks!”
If you missed this kick off event, no matter. You can color in the comfort of your home. Simply go online or walk in to your local Barnes & Noble and you’ll likely see a full display of coloring books and supplies.
Ruined umbrellas, soggy pants, make-up streaked faces. That was a common sight in NYC yesterday when we stepped outside. Mood dampening for some.
Not so for the crafty mind who sees a crummy weather day as a welcome opportunity (excuse) for happy craft time!
Not everyone is lucky enough to live in the Big Apple all year round, but those of us who do will tell you there’s no better time to visit than during the holiday season. Lights are lit, bells get janglin’, and colorful decorations go up on all corners of the city–from the South Street Seaport to Central Park to Rockefeller Center, New York becomes a feast for anyone’s eyes, tourists and residents alike.
Today we’re proud to publish the second edition of A Very New York Christmas by Michael Storrings, award-winning designer, illustrator, and art director extraordinaire! This gorgeous, giftable collection captures the magical landscape and excitement of the holiday season in dozens of watercolors, including famous traditions like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Angel Tree, plus less well-known imagery like the Christmas lights in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Holiday Train show at The New York Botanical Garden. These unique illustrations are sure to inspire you, either to visit NYC during the magic of Christmastime, or to paint your very own version of it!
Now, this brand-new edition includes four pages of full-color removable ornaments you can hang anywhere you like to get into the Christmas spirit. Since 2003, Storrings’s watercolors have been turned into bestselling ornaments that have a worldwide fan base and sell out in stores such as Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Bergdorf Goodman.
Including a delightful foreword from actor Cynthia Nixon, this jewel-like book combines festive quotations from literature and popular culture with Storrings’s charming watercolors of forty cherished New York holiday scenes, making this a perfect gift and yuletide keepsake.
Order your copy today!