BSB is very excited to welcome back local illustrator and author Katie Vaz in celebrating the release of her latest adult coloring book, Life With Plants: A Coloring Book, and its companion book, her recently illustrated memoir, My Life in Plants. Katie will be joined in conversation by Kristina Thelen, friend and Business Development Director at Downtown Ithaca Alliance.
About the books:
My Life in Plants is a heartfelt and honest memoir that intertwines the complex nature of houseplants with a journey of self-discovery. Katie tells the story of her life through the thirty-nine plants that have played both leading and supporting roles, from her childhood to her wedding day. Plants include a homegrown wildflower bouquet wrapped in duct tape that she carried on stage at age three, to a fragrant basil plant that brought her and her kitchen back to life after grief. The stories are personal, poignant, heartwarming, and relatable, and will prompt readers to recall plants of their own that have been witness to both the amazing moments of life and the ordinary ones. This illustrated memoir imparts the simplicity of home, the sharpness of loss, the lesson of learning to be present, and the journey of finding your way.
In Life With Plants: A Coloring Book, readers can now bring Katie’s journey to life with color! The coloring book features illustrations of plants mentioned in her memoir, plus many more lush pages of flowers, gardening scenes, and all things related to a plant-filled life. The artwork is personal, heartwarming, and charming, and coloring her work will inspire readers to recall plants that have been witness to the memorable moments of their life, too.
About the author:
Katie Vaz is an illustrator, author, and designer based in Endicott, New York. Her previous books include Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel A Little Bit Better About Everything; Make Yourself Cozy: A Guide to Practicing Self-Care; and The Escape Manual for Introverts. Katie also designs her own line of greeting cards, prints, and other stationery products, which are sold both online and in brick-and-mortar shops across North America. Her work has been featured on BookRiot.com, ElephantJournal.com, Buzzfeed.com, RealSimple.com, WomansDay.com, POPSUGAR.com, in Stationery Trends magazine, and in Time Out New York magazine. Visit her online at www.katievaz.com.
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