2013: What’s New?

December 23, 2013

Santa Pumpkin - fleece doll by Sandra Lightburn

Santa Pumpkin – fleece doll by Sandra Lightburn

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November 8, 2013

Ron and Sandra presented Ron’s children’s book Juba This, Juba That to the Grade 1 students of Harbour View Elementary School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on November 8, 2013. This was a First Book Canada event sponsored by Target Canada. Each lucky student received a free signed copy of the book.

First Book Canada book giveaway

First Book Canada book giveaway

Photo courtesy of the Dartmouth Learning Network.

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October 22, 2013

After a hard day working in the garden, Ron relaxes with his pumpkin pal.

Ron and his pumpkin pal

Ron and his pumpkin pal

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October 16, 2013

Buster, Sandra and Patty greet customers at the Kentville Farmer’s Market who stopped by to purchase a copy of our Pumpkin People book.

Kentville Farmer's Market

Kentville Farmer’s Market

At the end of the day, Buster and Patty Pumpkin were purchased by Kentville Mayor Dave Corkum.  They now have a job meeting ‘n’ greeting visitors at the Town offices.

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October 15, 2013

Buster and Patty Pumpkin relax before their appearance at the Kentville Farmer’s Market.

Buster and Patty Pumpkin

Buster and Patty Pumpkin

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October 5, 2013

Another great day sharing Pumpkin People with many happy readers!

In the morning we attended the opening of the Kentville Harvest Festival.  The theme for 2013 is “Pumpkin People Create!  Inventions that Changed our Lives”.  http://kentville.ca/events/kentville-pumpkin-people-festival-2012/

Ron with Trog, the pumpkin caveman, and his wheel

Ron with Trog, the pumpkin caveman, and his wheel

Sandra with a pumpkin rocket scientist

Sandra with a pumpkin rocket scientist

"Back to the drawing board?"

“Back to the drawing board?”

In the afternoon we were featured at Noggins Corner Farm Market in Greenwich.

Sandra at Noggins Corner Farm Market

Sandra at Noggins Corner Farm Market

Ron at Noggins Corner Farm Market

Ron at Noggins Corner Farm Market

A number of parents who already own Pumpkin People told us that their kids ask to have it read to them throughout the year!  And those who purchased it for the first time (mostly from HRM and the south shore) were looking forward to reading it to their little ones at bedtime to cap off a fun filled day in the Annapolis Valley.

We’re looking forward to more pumpkin fun at Hennigar’s Farm Market on Saturday, October 12 from 1 to 4 pm.  The forecast is for a sunny Thanksgiving weekend so it should be busy!
Hey look!  Nimbus Publishing has featured us on their blog:  http://nimbuspub.tumblr.com/

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October 4, 2013

We had a great morning at Kings County Academy (KCA) in Kentville for the sixth annual Pumpkin People reading and book giveaway with Mayor Dave Corkum.  Every year since 2008 the Town of Kentville has graciously donated a copy of Pumpkin People to every KCA Grade 3 student.  Thanks to KCA principal Mike Ouellette for hosting the event and to Kentville Administrative Assistant Karen Outerleys for setting it up.  And a special thanks to Spike the pumpkin person for giving big hugs to everyone!

The Grade 3 classes were a wonderful audience for Mayor Dave’s lively reading.  Below is a photo of some of the lucky students who received a signed copy of Pumpkin People.

KCA "Pumpkin People"  reading October 4, 2013

KCA “Pumpkin People” reading October 4, 2013

Spike and his buddy KCA principal Mike Ouellette

Spike and his buddy KCA principal Mike Ouellette

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October 3, 2013

We’ll be signing copies of Pumpkin People on October 5 at the Kentville Harvest Festival in Centre Square at the RD Chisholm table from 10 am to 12 noon, and at Noggins Corner Farm Market in Greenwich from 2 to 5 pm.  See you there!

Pumpkin_People_front_cover_resized

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October 3, 2013

More versions of Ron’s Rooster, painted with acrylic paint on Fabriano paper.

Rooster (Red Iron Oxide)

Rooster (Red Iron Oxide base)

Rooster (Yellow Oxide)

Rooster (Yellow Oxide base)

R Is For Rooster

R Is For Rooster

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July 18, 2013

Another version of Ron’s Rooster, drawn with Copic markers and Derwent pencils on Canson paper.  7″ x 8.75″.

Rooster (nocturne)

Rooster (nocturne)

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May 14, 2013

Back from PEI and a great TD Canadian Children’s Book Week!  Here is Ron’s May 8 CBC Mainstreet interview recorded May 6 at the Confederation Public Library Book Week launch in Charlottetown: http://www.cbc.ca/mainstreetpei/

We met lots of book lovers.  Ron even had some face time with Sir John A. MacDonald:

"Looking for a good book?"

“Looking for a good book?”

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May 3, 2013

We’re busy packing for our trip to PEI for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week, May 4-11.  Woo-hoo!   http://www.bookweek.ca/

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April 1, 2013

An inkjet print on 100 lb Bristol paper of Ron’s black and white painting, coloured with acrylic paint.  8.5″ x 11″.

Rooster (colour)

Rooster (painted print)

March 29,2013

Ron’s latest painting, brush and ink on 100 lb Bristol paper.  11″ x 14″.

Rooster (black and white)

Rooster (black and white)

And another version, colour modified with Picasa.

Rooster (sepia)

Rooster (sepia)

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March 29, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

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March 21, 2013

BLANCHE is the latest member of The Ladies Tea & Garden Club!

Blanche

Blanche

To read all about BLANCHE – A Sock Monkey Schoolmarm, wander over to Sandra Presents:  The Ladies Tea & Garden Club:  https://thelightburns.com/sandra-presents-the-ladies-tea-garden-club/

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2 thoughts on “2013: What’s New?

  1. Jennie Jolly says:

    Sandra,
    Your imagination is amazing! Your creations are so unique and with their own story it makes them appear human. Great job!
    Jennie

  2. brilliant collection of art, children’s books and delightful sock monkeys. Ron and Sandra you are national treasures.
    Barbara Weaver-Bosson

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