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My book just turned up on the blog for Brickbat Books, a super cool bookstore in Philadelphia : ) 

 

Seeing all these adorable book stores makes me super happy - because bookstores really are the coolest places on earth and have only become cooler as books have taken on a strange novelty factor: see the words in print, touch the texture of the paper, and to literally hold a story in your hands...I digress!

 

Bookstores themselves have a great hushed quality to them. A cozy silence made up of closed books. I love picking up a book at a random page and diving in. I like to get this disembodied snapshot of a book's content and style. 


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I have great memories of going to the local 2nd hand bookstore with my mom. She read so many books at that time. We treated that store almost like a library - selling them back their books a week or two later! I loved science fiction the most. I remember reading a great deal of John Wyndham books like this one about blind earthlings and plant monsters:


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When I was a teenager I read fiction like a machine. I'd like to imagine that this changed the way I thought permanently, which in turn affects the way I create art. I was a highly impressionable teenager - at least in this way : ) 



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My book is in Texas : ) Super awesome stuff ! And they wrote an awesome review of my book. Here is an excerpt:

 

"After reading "Eerie Dearies," teachers will never again view "Please excuse..." notes in the same way...and students are sure to get extra credit for creativity in excuse-giving--even if it doesn't actually get you off the hook!"

     - Shirley Wells (Watermark Books and Cafe) 


Read full review here.



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I love being sent these pics of my book as it makes it's way into bookstores all over the place. This one was sent to me by my friend Morgan from New York's McNally Jackson Books.

 

"Our featured children's book, Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School by Rebecca Chaperon, reminds us of the mysterious boxes created by artist Joseph Cornell. Cornell searched secondhand stores, record shops, used bookstores, etc. to collect materials eventually used/repurposed in his haunting shadowbox collages, iconic assemblages, and cabinets of curiosity. Author Rebecca Chaperon appropriates worn book covers, fairy tale themes, vintage clothing styles, and collage techniques to create layered illustrations/paintings that elevate cautionary tales to evocative high art." - Yvonne (McNally Jackson Books NY)



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Awwwwww! This is the cutest! This was sent to me from my friend Jordan who was visiting Powell's books in Portland : ) I hope to be in Portland for a TBA book signing soon : )

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Woohoo! The Jealous Curator has put out a book and I got my hands on it. If you don't know about The Jealous Curator you have to check it out here. It is a blog which features awesome artwork by artists from all over the globe. 

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My art was included in a fictitious collection designed for The Life Aquatic’s character Steve Zissou. Read full article here by The Jealous Curator on the blog San Fransisco Girl By The Bay
http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2014/01/23/real-art-for-a-fictitious-world-3/


“yes. very, very, very small art. miniature iceberg paintings by canadian artist rebecca chaperon would be perfect in that very yellow submarine. not only are they tiny (3″x4″ish), but what kind of sub captain doesn’t have to keep an eye out for icebergs – in the tropics? yep, just weird enough to work in this situation!” - The Jealous Curator

 


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