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Art on the Avenue, Saturday Nov. 12

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Art on the Avenue in Del Ray is in its 27th year! I remember before the event began, when Del Ray was still an upcoming place. This festival has grown to stretch almost the entirety of Mount Vernon Avenue, and has thousands of visitors. I have only been a vendor at Art on the Avenue one other time, when I published my calendar, Driving to Pittsburgh. I sold 29 calendars that day, which is probably more than anyone sells of anything, non-food.   Last Winter while I was in my indoor retail space on Mount Vernon Ave, the first emails...

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Oct. 14: New Shirts, Scarves and Hats

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My new design for shirts and sweatshirts has been quite a hit. The shirts were first shown at Taste of Old Town North in late September. The event, on a grassy lawn in Montgomery Park, had vendors and live performances. My t-shirts are in bright colors for adults and kids, printed in gold and other inks. I also had the 2nd Edition of my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria, printed bags and framed art.    I have been at two markets lately, on lower King Street, and at West End Market. I ordered thick, Hanes EcoSmart sweatshirts and printed...

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New Book is Out!

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The Second Edition of my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria arrived on August 16th, a week early. I added new details after my recent visit to Scotland.e Second Edition of my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria arrived on August 16th, a week early. I added new details after my recent visit to Scotland. New Tweed Purses This Summer I made the great trek to the northwestern most corner of Scotland. I drove and took ferries all the way to the Isle of Harris, just to buy Harris Tweed. I have a new roomy purse design for the new...

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June 23: Talk on Scotland at Mount Vernon

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Celebrating Presbyterian Meeting House 250th Anniversary   On Thursday evening, June 23rd, I will speak at Mount Vernon's Smith Auditorium, in the Visitor's Center. Afterwards I will sign copies of my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria. There are fewer than ten books left at Mount Vernon. But you can pre-purchase the 2nd Edition which is coming out this Summer. (US only. The first edition is still available in Britain.) Order the 2nd Edition   See my Talk Here See the Entire Talk with other Speakers here   I will speak for about 15 minutes with slides. You will hear...

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June: Speaking, Father's Day, Purses

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Made in ALX Opening in North Old Town   I have had my purses, cards and Scottish Migration books in the "Made in ALX" online shop, which sells items made by local artists and writers. My items have been in the pop-up spaces they have had around Alexandria over the last two years. Now they are opening a permanent space at 533 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria! We are excited to have the grand opening on June 11th and 12th weekend.   The new store is at the intersection of N. St. Asaph Street, near the Sheraton Suites....

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