Hearts Desire (in the Village of the Arts) is pleased to present award winning and published floral photographer, Michele Penn, as the featured artist for the month of November.
Booksigning TONIGHT! Meet Michele Penn and have your books personally signed. A free autographed 8×10 Floral Print will be given with each book purchase (a $25 value on my web-site).
November 2, from 6-9:30pm
While there, enjoy the First Friday Art Walk, Festival of the Skeletons in Bradenton, Florida. The Village of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists living and working together in Bradenton, Florida. The Village is Florida’s largest art community and over 30 businesses call the Village home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion and books can all be found as you wander the streets of this charming area of restored 1920’s and 30’s cottages. Located just south of downtown, the Village is one of Bradenton’s most exciting areas. Carving out a creative community where people can live and create, going strong after more than 11 years.
Festival of the Skeletons
7th Annual Dia de los Muertos
Friday November 2, 6- 9:30, Saturday November 3, 11-4 pm
Mexican Music and Food
Village Community Shrine
Honoring Freida Kahlo
Memory Wall For Loved Ones
Artist’s Skeleton Walk
Freida Kahlo Look Alike Contest, (see event section for details)
Join Us for An Eventful Affair
Bradenton selected second in small city Art Destinations by American Style magazine for 2012.
Michele will sign all 3 books of her books. Her newest book, Dance in the Garden is filled with inspirational famous quotations written on canvas of Michele’s stunning floral photography. In her first book, Peace in the Present Moment, her intensely colorful and close up photographs accompany quotations from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie in her book. In Faces Behind the Pages that Inspire, by Lori Rekowski, she is one of 32 co-authors. You will laugh. You will cry. Your hearts will break when you read about what they have endured and your spirits will soar as you walk with them on their journey of healing. Share the experience that unites them all — the awareness that we are one.
The art featured at Hearts Desire is Michele’s line of autographed indoor/outdoor furniture in which floral photographs are sublimated onto metal tables and wall hangings. Michele’s collages, note cards, prints, t-shirts and 3 books, Dance in the Garden, The Faces behind the Faces that Inspire and Peace in Present Moment will also be available for purchase. She will gladly sign any copies.
I will also have copies of 2 wonderful books that 2 dear friends just launched. Preview them tonight and then, I can direct you to Amazon to purchase them.
1. Forgiveness; Heal your past and find the peace YOU deserve by Lori Rubenstein (From Shawne Duperon, 6-Time Emmy Winner, Project Forgive – “Forgiveness is a toughie. Some of our biggest life’s challenges lie in this conversation. Lori’s book provides exquisite guidance while offering you emotional and spiritual insights that are refreshing, practical and healing. Take the ride. I highly recommend it.”)
2. 110 Ways To Charm Your Brain by Henriette Eiby Christensen. ( Officially from UNICEF about 110 ways to Detect a Bad Relationship – “It is a great book. It is unpretentious yet very meaningful, and invokes reflection. It is simple yet thorough and ought to reach all corners of the world to make changes in the way people treat each other. A violence prevention tool.” Anne Mette Friis, UNICEF Denmark, Head of Education for Development.”)
See you there!