Peter and I just spent two days in Gloucester, MA area to enjoy the ocean in its late summer glory and to visit my talented friend Pat Lowery Collins –novelist, picture book writer, poet, painter, vocalist, and teacher. She has a show called “Books and Boulders” ending this week at the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library.
Pat’s work, mostly rocks and sea done in pastels, greets you when you enter the lovely library. She takes pictures of rocks near her home, then works from memory and imagination.
There’s an impressive display of work she’s written and sometimes illustrated…
… including her most recent historical novel for young adults, Daughter of Winter, set in nearby Essex in the mid 1800s.
I’ll write more about some other treasures of the area in the next day or two, but wanted to put up this post while people might have a chance to get to the show. I’m sorry I only got there in its last week, but so glad I did.