Book Release, Country Style!

Good pal Barbara Johansen Newman had her
book release/birthday/multiple anniversary party last night- what a blowout!
I took some photos as best I could, but there were lots of people and lots to look at!


Here’s Hopalong Barb, with her book Tex and Sugar, A Big City Kitty Ditty.


The dolls were appropriately decked out.
So were the Elvises (Elvi??)


The tacos were flowing!


And so were the beverages. Here’s Shennen moseying up to the bar.


Barb did manage to sign books during the hoedown!


4 members of our illustration crit group:
Laura, Carlyn, Mary Beth, and Me.


This is why adults shouldn’t be allowed to play with toy guns!


Impromptu art was happening at all times: Here’s Eric working on a cowboy picture, and Carol (aka Mom) working on her dream boots drawing.


Here’s Janet, the Fastest Pen in the West (and one o’ the best!)


Some of the cool decorations, and one of the food tables before it got wrecked!


Speaking of cute girls, here’s Nancy and her Mini Me!


More cute girls, and a good-lookin’ guy to boot: Shennen and ALL of her kids in one place!


Great eats, great atmosphere.


Here’s Monica and her Boy Band. Monica didn’t dress up special for the party, she always looks like this!


Mary, Julia and Linda in the Big Tent.


Monica, Sharon and Me blabbing in the back yard!

Thanks for such a great time, Barb and Phil!

5 comments on “Book Release, Country Style!

  • on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 4:56 pm, monica lee said:

    So great that you took pics, could just follow my family everywhere so we have a record of our lives? I put your link on my blog because you pics are better! ha!

  • on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 7:03 pm, sharon holm said:

    A great time had by all! ….and I hadnt even begun to drink those cosmos yet! Then drank way too many! I wish I could have spent more time looking at all of Barb’s “stuff”.Great to see you all.

  • on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 1:37 pm, June said:

    I love that one of ‘Shennen moseying up to the bar’ 😆
    Wish I could have popped over for a visit just to party with you all.

  • on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 1:38 pm, John Nez said:

    I’m glad Elvis could make it too!

    Looks like a fun hoe-down!

  • on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 3:54 pm, Paula said:

    Yeeeeee-haw is all I can say! 🙂

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