Recently I had the opportunity to respond to a request from St. Bernards Church in Fitchburg, MA. Haitian Outreach Update requested that I send a few coloring books to impoverished children on Haili.
Cover design by Cindy Dyer
I learned that there are no monarch butterflies on the Island. I thought the children would get a lot of pleasure from the coloring books. The organizers said they had donation of crayons.
Can you image being so impoverished that a child doesn’t even have a coloring book? Imagine a child’s joy when the pages are opened in the book and a big beautiful butterfly is ready to be born and colored.
Great Joy can be waves of positive energy make the World a better place, when we do something for some one else or another species be it plant, insect or animal.
Fitchburg Art Museum Google image
January 3 – Fitchburg Farmers Market at Fitchburg Art Museum will take place from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. I feel fortunate to be invited as a member to join the association this evening. I will be selling my books tonight at the once a month function. I will bring camera to take some photos and share folk stories afterwards of the very people who are making wonderful changes right here in Fitchburg, MA.
At 7 p.m. the First Thursday Fitchburg Drum Circle will meet at First Parish Church.
Hope Butterfly Woman friends are kicking up their heels in the New Year.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Educational Coloring Book about the Monarch Butterly,December 29, 2012
The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book
This review is from: The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Mary Ellen Ryall’s delightful coloring book contains easy to read educational information, a glossary at the back, simple illustrations all about the majestic Monarch Butterfly. It is important to note this is not just a colouring book because it has been written with a great deal of love and passion for the continued survival of this species. If you know of any child who has an interest in nature or butterflies then make sure you give this inexpensive but value gift to them to treasure. It surely will give a new appreciation of this unique insect such as the Monarch Butterfly as it goes through its amazing transformation from a pupa to a beautiful winged butterfly.
It has been an ordeal that I don’t ever want to repeat. Cleaning out a house, basement and garage of a life time of accumulation is enough for anyone to learn the lesson, “Less is Best.”
The computer, phone, printer and copier are all ready to go now. I joined a writers group at Fitchburg Senior Center. They are happy to produce a book of their writings and are satisfied with that. Me, I like marketing and getting my books out to the public. Not sure how long I will spend with the group. I am ordering The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book, my book, to send to Michelle Darmanin, Australia. She lovingly organized an event for authors to contribute children’s books for an impoverished school at Viwa Island, Fiji in 2012. I can’t say enough about Michelle and her husband Michael. They have been unselfish in orchestrating the project with contributing authors from not only Australia, but from the United States and other countries also.
Michelle is starting another book drive for other schools on Viwa Island.
“Sharing this post from my FB friend – Apenisa Rokobaro.
“Michele Darmanin…she has done a wonderful job/project in providing books for the Island of Viwa-(Yasawa)…now Michele and her husband and some of her friends are embarking on similar project on a bigger scale…with your help and your friends help,we-(all of us) would hope to donate a book-(or two or three or a box would be greatly appreciated)…that combine would add up,and Michele is targeting some of the Schools in Fiji that has never received any assistance in terms of Library books…kerekere…get your fingers working and ring up your friends or share this post on FB,Twitter,LinkedIn,Google+ or other social networking sites you have your friends in….Vina Du Rixi”
If any of you authors out there write children’s book, you may wish to contact Michelle directly through Facebook. We know that children’s education is what can lead to a better and more successful life. Let’s put our hearts into having a hand in making the world a better place for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Be well Butterfly Woman Publishing friends where ever you are.
Book review for The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book was sent from Jeannette Ruby, Florence, SC. The book is available at http://www.amazon.com
“Thank you so much for sending the coloring books. They are extraordinarily educational and inspirational. I knew they would be special but they command ‘perfection.’ Congratulations on yet another dream, which I realize entailed an enormous amount of time, labor and co-ordination. Your associates are also very talented. My congratulations to all.”
Jeannette is referring to Cindy Dyer, art layout and cover photography; and Mora McCusker, artist and illustrator. Cindy Dyer is a co-owner of Butterfly Woman Publishing. She is owner of Dyer Design, Alexandria, VA, at http://www.cindydyer.wordpress.com
Mora McCusker lives in Gordon, WI where she continues to color her world in art.
Mary Ellen Ryall is also the author of My Name is Butterfly,which sells on Amazon. You can follow her Blog at http://www.insectamonarca.wordpress.com where she writes about the environment
Monarch classic J shape before changing into chrysalis
and the natural world around her in Wisconsin and central Massachusetts.
To be implemented Wild Butterfly Habitat at Winter Hill Farm, Fitchburg, MA
Greetings Butterfly Woman Publishing friends,
Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
I am in MA, USA this summer with family. Too many health related issues to write about on my publishing Blog. I will post here when I have the physical strength and time to do so. Today a little girl named Emma came to swim in my sister’s pool. She is extremely shy. Sue Larkin, her grandmother, bought My Name is Butterfly and has read the book to Emma on several occasions as well as her other grandchildren. I did walk out to where Emma was getting her shoes on to walk home through the woods and said, “Hello Emma. We are butterfly friends.” I gave her a post card of the next book the Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book. Sue will order the book for her on Amazon. I knew Emma was too shy to speak on a personal level but we connected through the transforming monarch butterfly and all is well. Opening lines of communication with the next generation is imperative to my work seeing as they will inherit the Earth.
You can follow more current butterfly and environmental posts at http://www.insectamonarca.wordpress.com until I am able to contribute more to the publishing side of my work on this Blog.
Be well Butterfly Woman friends where ever you are.