I met one of my all-time favorite artists, Mary Engelbreit!
Mary has a new book that came out November 1st, “Mary Engelbreit’s Nutcracker”.
I noticed on Mary’s blog that she was going to have a book signing in Washington, MO (a mere 90 miles away) on Saturday.
When the weather people promised a beautiful day for a drive, I invited my mom and daughter, Clare to go along. We took in a few antique shops, gift shops and the gallery where Mary’s book signing was to be held, Jane and David Arnold’s gallery, The Art Center. A lovely gallery with very nice owners who baked delicious chocolate chip cookies with hot chocolate too.
I’m glad to have finally met Mary in person. Funny though how years of subscribing to her magazine that is sadly no longer being printed, plus owning several of her books, all gifts from my mom, sister and a friend, and of course reading her blog, I felt that I already knew her!
A lovely lady!
She took time to listen to and chat with all of us there who appreciate her beautiful artwork that makes us smile. If you live in the St. Louis area, Mary will have another book signing at the County Library on November 19th.
Until next time,