Please check our press page for news about our upcoming titles as well as our open reading period in October.
We have spots open in our Fairy Workshop, Fashionista, & Rhymes & Adventures classes ... find out more at our Open House next Saturday. RSVP for details.
Gemma & I are illustrating my marked-up, reading-worn print-out of Posy: a charm almanack & atlas--- which is for her and is coming out next year. She is drawing me things from each poem. Dreamy life. She is also the visionary behind our upcoming Rhymes & Adventures class.
We've returned from our travels & are preparing the studio for our open house on the 28th & classes beginning next month! Please RSVP for the open house. We'd love to see you.
Lark will publish Arielle Guy's beautiful book Dreamographers of the Eastern Seaboard early next year. Here is her introduction:
There are many Seaboards, and many Seas. In my coaching of clients and in my own Buddhist psychotherapy sessions, one major, helpful thing I’ve learned is that everyone has issues, no one has all the answers, or even any answers, and that the truth is always in ourselves. In our own hearts, souls, minds and bodies. We have deep innate wisdom and all it takes to find it is listening to ourselves, being aware of our thoughts and bodies, and being quiet and receptive. We know so much. We know all we need to know at any point in time. Our confusion and fear are signposts. Our joy and love are heralds.
We are all teachers and guides.
We navigate by our interior North Star. Find the harbors we need right when we need them. It is a process to trust and be gentle with ourselves and others.
I'm planning the Fashionista class for ages (loosely) 9 & up, on Tuesday afternoons starting in October. I will let community interest be my guide, as always, and there is already some interest in an online iteration of this class as well. Please contact me with questions and feedback ... lilyfoil at yahoo dot com.
Fashionista (9 & up)
A survey of the history of modern dress in Europe and the US, with a focus on women designers from Claire McCardell to Miuccia Prada, their emancipatory influence as well as other cultural contexts and significance.
We will respond to these histories in multiple fashions (!), including creating sketches for our own lines (gathered together in an artists' book or portfolio), adorning ourselves and each other, and researching and writing about the designer of our choice, or about a theme that runs through the history we will be investigating.
"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." -- Coco Chanel
Elizabeth, Ivy & Gemma, Lark Books & Writing Studio