In the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of supporting two of my friends in their writing endeavors. I attended a friend’s talk at a book festival, and then just last week I had the privilege of being a guest at another friend’s book launch.
I was so excited to see my friend, Leslie Adatto at the book festival. She moved to NYC a few years ago. As she talked, it was apparent to everyone just how in love with New York City she is. She beamed with her admiration for her adopted city.
When Leslie first left, she was focusing on rooftop gardens in New York City. Her interests evolved into all types of rooftop attractions. The Roof Explorer’s Guide is all that is needed to see the city from on high. She designed her book to be small enough to be easily carried on one’s travels and is broken out into categories – bars, restaurants, gardens, athletics, and the list goes on.
A week ago today I was able to share in Jeannel King’s launch of her book, Draw Forth.
Jeannel uses the book to share her love for communicating visually and teaching others to embrace their good enough drawing skills to follow in her footsteps. No need to be a professional artist – all that is needed is that others be able to understand what was meant. She helps her reader in getting over that negative self talk of “I can’t draw”. Anyone that calls herself the Stick Figure Strategist is good at putting people at ease with their drawing skills.
There were several fun activities at the launch, including creating a self portrait. I was so proud of mine. I showed it to everyone I met, and I’ll share it here.
I don’t feel comfortable drawing noses or chins, so I skipped them, and it was more than okay. It felt liberating to be excited about my glorified stick figure picture! Jeannel’s message definitely got across.
I am honored to have two wonderful ladies in my life whose writing talents have come to the forefront. You are both inspirations.