Adult Coloring with wine and noshing at Manzanita Arts Emporium

Dear friends,

Come join us for relaxing coloring, a glass of wine, a bowl of hot nourishing old-fashioned soup with bread and salad and refreshments on Friday November 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 at Manzanita Arts Emporium.  Hot mulled cider, hot tea, cocoa, brownies for dessert, and nice people to hang with. Bring some munchies to share if you like. Come dressed for lounging as you will be among old friends and will most certainly make new friends. Over 200 prismacolor pencils to use and bring your own coloring book or share ours.  It’s free, but RSVP, please by calling 209-728-6171 or emailing  – see you then! We’ll keep the place lit for you. Address: Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St., Suite 110, Angels Camp, CA 95222.

You may want to do some holiday shopping while you’re there, with gifts of fine art from the heart by Calaveras artists, jewelry, wood furniture, art and photography cards, Metzger scented candles, fine art prints and photography, Folkmanis puppets, wood alphabet puzzles (limited supply–the last ones available by the artist), children’s books, hand-blown glass ornaments, Mark Twain and Gold Rush historical books, local regional authors’ books, and more.


Gift-giving: Write a poem!

Dear Writers,

In shopping for the perfect gift comes a bit of stress in contemplating what to buy that special someone, or that distant relative, long lines at super stores and gift shops,  wrapping gifts once you get home, and then waiting to mail packages at the post office or mail store.  Avoid all the hassle and try this activity on for size: Write a custom poem, type it up and add it to a power point presentation slide or two, put it on a decorative background using publisher or some other program, add some photos to the slide show that you have personally taken, to share, put the entire power point in a digital photo frame, and then send it off to relatives and friends.

What a delightful gift that will sit on a counter or on top of the piano, or mounted to the wall, and remind them of you!

You can have the powerpoint transfered to a flash drive and send that little gift in a padded envelope. Add some original music or taped/transfered favorite music to the mix, and you can have them play this on their laptop or computer at will.  What a thoughtful gift.

If you need feedback on your poem, contact me.