December 2011
COUSINS OF CLOUDS made the 100 Books for Reading and Sharing from The New York Public Library!



December 16, 2011
Art Institute of California Inland Empire Commencement Ceremony at Riverside Convention Center (Riverside, CA)




Here is a picture (from the stage with my iPhone) of the graduates I spoke to at the Art Institute of California Inland Empire commencement!
(pic is blurry. I was nervous!) It was fun and I was very honored.

December 8, 2011
Art Opening at the Art Institute of California Inland Empire



Family Shot - Jeff Halsey, Zachary Halsey,
Myself with Nancy Halsey
and Sonya Thompson Halsey

Ron Lana and I

November 2011


These plates are dishwasher and microwave safe.
They also come with pre-set holes if you want
to use them for decoration.

The Wall Hangings are printed on wood composite
and hung by a leather cord and the Wall Plaques
are printed on metal and hung by wire.
This Thanksgiving I am grateful for my family, friends, wonderful life AND my new giftware line with Demdaco.
FARM FRESH STYLE consists of 36 pieces of my farmers' market-themed products. I am so happy and grateful!

My Farm Fresh Giftware is available where ever Demdaco products are sold. To find a Demdaco supplier near you visit, http://www.demdaco.com/StoreLocator.aspx, and just enter in your zip code. Or you can call Demdaco Customer Service at 888.336.3226.

October 2011
Buck's County Illustrator's Group


I was honored to be the featured speaker at the Buck's County Illustrator's Group gathering October 11th.


With directors of the group and Jeremy
Jeffries from Print Concept Fabrics.
September 2011
The Creative Connection


I attended Jo Packham's fabulous Creative Connection Event again. This year it was held in St. Paul, MN. I was a speaker on an
Art Licensing panel with big women in the biz AND had my latest giftware as table centerpieces during a breakfast event!




With Jo Packham.

With MaryJane Butters of MaryJane's Farm.

With Marcia Ceppos owner of Tinsel Trading.

With Karri Meng of French General
and artist Wendy Addison.

With THE Lilla Rogers (artist rep), Margo
Tanau (Hallmark) and Ingrid Liss(Demdaco).


New friends show off their Megan Halsey Farm Fresh Style kitchen towels!
Early Fall 2011



One of my favorite events in my life happens every year in September: The Lansdowne Arts Festival! I am proud to be co-chair of this fun event now in its 9th year! I'm in charge of all the artists, crafters and jewelry makers. Here's a partial floor plan for this year. Dates: September 9th, 10th & 11th.
www.lansdowneartsfestival.com
Late Summer 2011



I am THRILLED to be highlighted in the Autumn issue of Where Women Create magazine! My art is on the "Postcards" page at the end of the magazine. www.wherewomencreate.com
Early Summer 2011



My full-page editorial art for PULSE nursing magazine. I got to work with a favorite art director, Gil Martinez, again (www.bigguystudio.ca). I collaged old photos and pages from my great-grandmother's diary with pressed flowers and leaves and zig-zag-stitched the pieces together!
May 15, 16, 17 2011
SURTEX!




Another wonderful Surtex show! The Sweet Spot was a success! Held with CindyAnn Ganaden (www.cindymedia.com), we had delicious cupcakes and a raffle of our manufactured products. Melanie Hall (pictured above) kept me company in my booth and showed her portfolio this year (www.mhallillustration.com).
May 12th
Licensing Panel at Pratt Manhattan sponsored by the NYC Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild




I was privileged to sit on a panel with really cool people during an evening learning about licensing art and design.
May 2011
SURTEX!




Spring 2011
3 Pandas Planting

It's online and in stores!
Go to www.3PandasPlanting.com
for ordering links, downloadable coloring pages and more!

Book signing!!
at
The Pennsylvania General Store
Reading Terminal Market
April 16th, 11:00-1:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA
February 3rd, 2011
Happy 2011

Year of the Rabbit

February 2011
Cousins of Clouds is released by Clarion Books
Poems written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer



My author/illustrator box of books....the best part of my job!
The books smell delicious from fresh ink!
January 2011
The Atlanta Giftmart:
The HUGE marketplace for all beautiful things- giftware, home furnishings, paper products and more.


With Caroline Simas,
www.Multipleblessings.net

With Jane Shasky,
www.Janeshasky.com

With Anne Brown from Demdaco,
My giftware company.

With MaryKay Jaksa & Kate Harris,
www.Demdaco.com





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