The Daring Librarian Features Skipper Bay

Gwyneth Jones, the Daring Librarian of and has written a post featuring my artwork for her and her beautiful nautical-themed cottage (which she rents out on VRBO)!

She writes:

I have a deep love of art. Art of all shapes, sizes, all mediums and many different types and genres. Modern, art-deco, Rococo, Dutch Masters, El Greco, Van Eyck, impressionist, expressionist, and surrealist. As a young girl I even had an infatuation with Albrecht Dürer and in college I did my senior thesis on Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the art and literature of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.  And don’t get me started on Ancient art & Architecture! But I also love the simple, the hand crafted, the personal. Behold the humble but beautiful watercolor! 

Read the rest of her post here!


I love seeing her Instagram posts about the goings on in her amazing school library! Check her out:

Twitter: @GwynethJones  – IG: The Daring Librarian. Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader. Mover, Shaker, Blogger, International Ed Tech Keynote Speaker, & Google Certified.  Geek. Ridiculously Humble.

Local Holiday Craft Fair!

*Local Event*

Skipper Bay will be a vendor at the Mesa Middle School Holiday Craft Fair in Castle Rock Saturday December 2nd, 9am-4pm (details here), with 2 floors of local vendors and raffles every 20 minutes! Come say hi and take advantage of craft-fair-only prices! No fees for me=savings for you.

I’ll be there with my entire inventory plus some items I am making just for the event. Plus I’ll have my books to sign and personalize for you. Get some shopping done!

INSIDER Art’s Fore-Edge Painting

Skipper Bay’s fore-edge painting on the book Peter Pan was recently featured in INSIDER’s short video on fore-edge painting:

Hidden paintings on book edges

There are hidden paintings on the edges of these books.

Posted by INSIDER art on Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Full one-minute Peter Pan video:

Fore-Edge Painting (Secret Hidden Painting!)

How soon can you tell which book this is? Watch for the hidden painting!!What is cooler (for a book-lover) than a secret painting within the book? This is a fore-edge painting, where an artist skilled in miniature painting creates a panorama of scenes from the book. The painting is hidden by the gilt when the book is closed, and revealed by fanning the pages. I will be doing more of these, and perfecting my process! The method dates to the 10th century, but most fore-edge painted books today are from the late 19th-to early 20th century. Skipper Bay is bringing it back!

Posted by Skipper Bay on Thursday, August 25, 2016