Wishing you folks a Happy Winter Solstice a day early since I’ll be offline tomorrow. Here is the final line art of my fauns in a loving embrace entwined with the tree of life. You’ve seen snippets of them this year as I’ve been working on both this piece and my ultra huge coloring book project. (I am so so so glad that project is finished and turned in!) Should you be interested in a colorable version of this piece, as well as a variety of other cool Christmas/Holiday themed coloring pages, you can find it in Blue Star Coloring’s Holiday Parade on Amazon.com. Stay tuned in 2016! Sometime in January my very first coloring book will be released with Blue Star! I’ll have more announcements to come on that. :D
I should have some more art posts before the New Year. But seeing as many of you might be offline more often than not, best of luck and love and light and life to all of you. <3
Algy slept for a long, long time after the excitement of his Magical Midwinter Star party, and when he awoke, it was January. Rubbing his eyes sleepily he flew up to a perch in a pine tree, to inspect the brave new world, but the world had gone. He rubbed his eyes again, but still there was nothing there… nothing but dense, dark Scotch mist… It was January indeed…
Algy wishes you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas and sends you all lots of very fluffy Christmas hugs xoxo
Don’t forget to download Algy’s Christmas present to you all - a FREE copy of the Kindle edition of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star. Full details with links to all the Amazon pages for the book are in Algy’s previous Christmas post.
Algy is delighted to announce that “The Magical Midwinter Star”, his third illustrated chapter book for children and adults still young at heart, will be published during the coming week. Please read the notes below about delivery times during the holiday season.
This book is especially suitable for Christmas and other midwinter holidays, and Algy will be posting details of how to order signed copies of the book in the next couple of days, as well as a preview of the book on his web site. Watch this space for further information :)
Readers of Algy’s previous books may be interested to know that this new book is similar to his first book “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” in length, style and reading age, but with a quite different story, of course, and it introduces some fun new characters as well as including his old friends. And it has a very happy ending :)
*** Algy’s MIDWINTER STAR TUMBLR PARTY will be held over the Hogmanay/New Year weekend*** - more details soon! But if you want the book for Christmas, please read on…
Algy does not yet know exactly which day he will receive printed copies of the book to sign, but he is hoping it will be the end of the week, Friday 16th, which is the official publication date.
Delivery to addresses in the UK: Algy is hoping to get SIGNED copies to you in time for Christmas :) He will post further details about this very soon.
Delivery to western Europe: Algy should be able to send you UNSIGNED copies in time for Christmas. SIGNED copies will probably reach you between Christmas and the New Year but might possibly arrive in time for Christmas.
Delivery to addresses in the USA:Algy should be able to send you UNSIGNED copies in time for Christmas but this is not guaranteed. SIGNED copies cannot reach you in time for Christmas and are likely to arrive around the New Year.
Delivery to addresses outside the UK, western Europe and the USA: Algy will be happy to send you SIGNED copies, but sadly he cannot deliver them in time for Christmas. They are likely to reach you early in the New Year.
Reviewers of Algy’s second book “The Tree with a Golden Heart” will automatically receive copies of his new book :)
Please send Algy a message if you think you would like to get a copy of his new book in time for Christmas, or have any questions at all :)
Giving the matter careful thought, Algy decided to fly over to his assistant’s house for Christmas, where he could be protected from the worst excesses of the West Highland Christmas weather and maybe help pull a Christmas cracker or two :)
Algy and his assistant are expecting some exceedingly stormy weather over the next few days, which may lead to their being temporarily cut off from their Tumblr friends over Christmas. In case this happens, Algy and Jenny would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas, and Algy sends you all a lot of especially fluffy Christmas hugs xoxo
And don’t forget - the Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download from any Amazon site on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have a magical midwinter, everybody :)