"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart

"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart
"Magical Maiden and A Troubador/Minstrel" by Cillyart/CMB

Monday, November 30, 2015

...And the WINNERS of Our THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Children's Contest are...

Here it is...Monday, NOV 30th and our winners to the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest is announced below!

PRIZES:

1st Place - TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach (children's chapter book/mid-grade novel)
2nd Place - TWIN TAILS small tote/book bag
3rd Place - PDF copy of the
TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach Coloring Book
CONTEST WINNERS ARE...
AGES 3 - 7 years:
1st Place - Danica
2nd Place - Jack
3rd Place - Jazmin & Kael


AGES 8 - 12 years:
1st Place - Jamila
2nd Place - Salma
3rd Place - Mateo & Jabaree & Chase
All children that entered this contest will receive a PDF file of children's coloring pages via your entry email addresses...
our THANK YOU! for joining in the fun of this THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest sponsored by CILLYart4U!
www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u



Happy reading, imagining and creating!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U          


          

PS...See some of our favorite entries on our "Whazzup, CILLYart?" blog page on our website: 

Monday, November 23, 2015

CILLYart4U UPDATES...on the THANKFUL MERMAID Contest, HOLIDAY MAGIC Sale and more!

Some unexpected family events this month resulted in my having to postpone the remaining two LOCAL AUTHOR EVENTS at the Mesa Public Libraries until sometime in 2016!  Two more grandbabies arrived earlier than expected...so that is a total of three born into our family this autumn.

 

I'm currently in Utah trying to lend a hand during the holidays to one of these young families in their need and enjoying this special time with them. All three of our new mothers and their darling babies are progressing as well as can be expected and I'm blessed to have been able to share time with each family, despite them living in three different states in the good ol' USA!

 

We still have the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest for Children going on until Friday night at midnight (actually Saturday morning), NOV 27th, 2015! If thechildren in your family (ages 3 - 12 years) would like to enter for a chance to win some of our prizes, check out the details below:


1- On a blank piece of paper, your child draws himself or herself as a merman or a mermaid swimming in the ocean...

2- At the bottom of the paper (or at the top, if there's room), your child writes a sentence about what they'd be thankful for as a mermaid or merman, such as...
"As a mermaid, I would be thankful to swim all over the ocean and make friends with sea animals!" (See sample entry with this post)

3- Then submit your child's entry with the following information by scanning it alland emailing it to...

ENTRY INFO NEEDED:

Name of parent______________________________

Parent's email address (or phone number if no email)_______

Child's first name____________________________

Child's age__________________________________
4- All entries must be received by Friday night, November 27th at midnight! Winners will be selected on Saturday, November 28th and posted on Monday, November 30th at 5:00 PM on Mountain Standard Time, and be posted on this website blog page and on our CILLYart4U facebook page. There are 2 first place and 2 second place winners to be selected and the winning catagories are:

YOUNG READERS: ages 3 - 7

READERS: ages 8 - 12


5- First place prize is a copy of TWIN TAILS Series Book One: TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach...Second place prize is a copy of a TWIN TAILS Book Tote Bag! These prizes will be shipped
to the winners. Other prizes may include a PDF file of the TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach Coloring Book or TWIN TAILS coloring pictures to print out for more coloring fun! These will
be sent to the entry email of our winners! Every child that enters is a winner of at least coloring pictures…so enter today!

CILLYart4U's HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE is on now through December 10th, 2015! Get 20% off regular prices of our children's chapter books and coloring books: SOOTYcinders...A
Cinderella Tale, A MAGICAL MAIDEN and A MINSTREL, and TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach! These make great gifts for your young readers and for family story time! 20% sale prices

I have so much to be grateful for always and so I'm looking forward to sharing another Thanksgiving with my wonderful family! Wishing each of you all a happy, blessed Thanksgiving Holiday with your dear family and friends! Until next week...

Happy reading, imagining and creating, 

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

FUN HAPPENINGS: Veterans Day, Thankful Mermaid or Merman Contest, Holiday Magic Sale & More!!!



Here I am again with news to share! November has brought in fall weather and exciting anticipation of the upcoming holidays and time with family and friends! We are excited for you all and ourselves too! An early Happy Holidays greeting to you all... beginning with our special  VETERANS DAY Holiday where we focus on expressing gratitude for all those who sacrificed much of their life, time, energy, family, health, and more to serve and protect our nation and people, etc.

 

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to make my first November Local Author of the Month at the Mesa Libraries.  I was there from 1:00 to 3:00 PM meeting and greeting library patrons, especially families, introducing them to my children's books and inviting them to participate in the children's activities I had going...first, to makea VETERANS DAY Gratitude Hat...and secondly, to enter the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest that is going on during the month of November!  It was great to meet so many and see their joy in these activities and see their great love for reading books! Here's a couple of photos of the VETERANS DAY Gratitude Hats on their owners! I think they are awesome, don't you? 



As for the THANKFUL MERMAID or MERMAN Contest going on this month...here are the details if your children ages 3 to 12 years old would like to enter:

1-  On a blank piece of paper, your child draws himself or herself as a merman or a mermaid swimming in the ocean...

2- At the bottom of the paper (or at the top, if there's room), your child writes a sentence about what they'd be thankful for as a mermaid or merman, such as... 

"As a mermaid, I would be thankful to swim all over the ocean and make friends with sea animals!" (See sample entry below)


3- Then submit your child's entry with the following information by scanning it all and emailing it to...

  twintailsbycillyart4u@gmail.com

ENTRY INFO NEEDED:  

Name of parent:

Parent's email address:

Child's first name:

Child's age:

4- All entries must be received by Friday night, November 27th at midnight! Winners will be selected on Saturday, November 28th and posted on Monday, November 30th on this website blog page, on our CILLYart4U website "Whazzup, CILLYart?" blog page and on our CILLYart4U facebook page.  

There will be  2 first place and 2 second place winners selected and the winning catagories are:

YOUNG READERS: 3-7 yrs.  

READERS: ages 8 – 12yrs.

5- First place prize is a copy of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach, Book 1 of the TWIN TAILS Series!

Second place prize is a copy of a TWIN TAILS Book Tote Bag!

These will be shipped to the winners.  Other prizes may include a PDF file of the TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach Coloring Book or TWIN TAILS coloring pictures to print out for more coloring fun! These will be sent to the entry email of our winners! Every child that enters is a winner of at least coloring pictures!  November is going fast so I hope to receive your entries soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Contest entries can also be turned into me during my local author events at the Mesa Libraries from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on the dates and locations below...hope to seeyou there if you are in town! 

3rd Saturday, Nov. 21 @ the Dobson Ranch Library - 2425 S Dobson RD, Mesa, AZ from 1:00 - 3:00 PM


4th Saturday, Nov. 28 @ the Red Mountain Library -  635 N Power RD, Mesa, AZ from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Don't forget about our ongoing HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE through December 10th, which is 20% of all our books at our mkt.com/cillyart4u and etsy.com/shop/cillyart4ustore sites! These make great gifts for your family of readers, so don't delay ordering to get your books and coloring books by Christmas!  



It isn't to late to sign up and request delivery of our  CILLYart4U NEWS... monthly newsletter to be sent to your email for November!  It has some brief news, updates, tips and thematic kiddie crafts for your family to enjoy! To sign up, just go over to our Contact CILLYart4U! page of our www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u website today! See page one of this month's issue below:


Until next blog post, dear readers and friends...have a meaningful VETERANS DAY tomorrow with your family and friends...and please don't forget to say thank you somehow to and for those who put their lives at risk for our freedom, protection and our homes and nation.

Happy reading, imagining and creating,

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Welcome to NOVEMBER, Everyone!!!

Welcome to NOVEMBER, everyone! Even in Arizona, we are enjoying cooler weather...brisk mornings, cool evenings, and gorgeous days! We are really loving this time of year! Hope you are all enjoying autumn days wherever you reside!

 

Our HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE began today on all our children's books and children's coloring books! Check out the details below:

 


Our November 2015 issue of the CILLYart4U NEWS...  is now out! To sign up for this email newsletter to come to you and your family each month, sign up today on our...

Contact CILLYart4U!  

page of our website today!  Enjoy brief updates on our books, projects, events, tips for other children's books, and some activities you can do with your children or students! See page one of this month's issue below:


 

Don't forget to join me at the Mesa Public Library LOCAL AUTHOR OF THE MONTH events in November!  I will be greeting library patrons and guests, have my books for sale at the HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE  prices...and have a contest and activity for children to participate in too!  If you are in the Phoenix metropolitan area in November, I hope to see you there!!! See the dates and times below:

 

1st Saturday, Nov. 7 @ Mesa Main Library - 64 E 1st ST, Mesa, AZ  1:00 - 3:00 PM

3rd Saturday, Nov. 21 @ the Dobson Ranch Library - 2425 S Dobson RD, Mesa, AZ
1:00 -3:00 PM

4th Saturday, Nov. 28 @ the Red Mountain Library -  635 N Power RD, Mesa, AZ
1:00 - 3:00 PM


HAPPY READING, Y'ALL!


CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

Monday, October 26, 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from CILLYart4U...and Enjoy Our Updates Too!




 October 26, 2015 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone! Yes...the last week of October has finally arrived and everyone around here is fully engaged in creating fun and safe Halloween activities for their families and friends! However, it isn't too late to sign up for our OCT 2015 CILLYart4U NEWS... email newsletter! It includes interesting, brief updates on our CILLYart4U projects, fun tips, and a couple of seasonal activities that our young readers would enjoy...a TWIN TAILS Coloring Page and a Halloween Craft Activity!  Sign up today via our...  

Contact CILLYart4U! page here on our website!

 

ROOK Publishing just notified us of the dropped sale price of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach on Kindle this past week...and we wanted to share the good news of this savings on to each of you! Yes, it is true...the Kindle version of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach is now available for only $2.99!  A great price for your ebook readers right now or for any gifts this upcoming holiday season!  Check it out here today on amazon.com!

 

Check out the important CILLYart4U updates on today's blog post at:

Whazzup, CILLYart?

  • An upcoming holiday sale on our books and products...
  • Come see me as the NOVEMBER AUTHOR of the MONTH for discounts on my books and to participate in a children's contest and craft activity!
  • Updates on our upcoming children's book (early autumn 2016), TWIN TAILS Book 2...and a SNEAK PEEK into it below:

Predict what's happening in this TWIN TAILS Book 2 story illustration!

Be sure to join me on my weekly WHAZZUP, CILLYart? blog at...
 
As always, happy reading & creating...and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

Monday, October 19, 2015

Our Progress on TWIN TAILS Book 2...and More UPDATES to Enjoy!

Hey there, I'm nearing the end of the beta reading project on TWIN TAILS Book 2 and am feeling immense gratitude to all my helpful beta readers for their invaluable input they've shared with me! I should be ready to submit this book manuscript for its professional edit by November 1st! Yay...another step soon to be completed for our target goal to publish TWIN TAILS Book 2 by early autumn 2016! 


 

 

In the meantime, here is another SNEAK PEAK into the TWIN TAILS Book 2 story with this line illustration to the right here! What is this illustration telling you about the continuing adventures of Marina and Perla Perez? Why did they risk revealing their mermaid identities to these people on the dock? My beta readers have given their hearty "thumbs up!" of this new book as delightful, magical book entertainment for children, families and other devoted readers of children's books, engaging them as they prosper in their reading skill development and passion...and great for English language learners as well! If you have not yet picked up and read TWIN TAILS Book One, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach...do so today at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, or request it at your favorite bookstore or library today!

 


Stay tuned to our upcoming sale of CILLYart books here on CILLYart4U...just in time to purchase them as gifts for your young, emerging readers and family for the holidays! Rook Publishing just informed us about other TWIN TAILS products on sale now at their ACUTE CREATION Store too! Check these fun gift ideas out at:


http://www.zazzle.com/collections/cillyart-119387604492334930


 


It is not too late to sign up to receive the October 2015 - Volume One issue of our new email newsletter, CILLYart4U NEWS... has been sent out to our subscribing friends. It contains news, whazzups, tips, and a seasonal or thematic coloring page and activity for your children, grandchildren or students to enjoy! If you are not yet one of our free subscribers, click on... 


Contact CILLYart4U!  

 

...to sign up and we'll send you CILLYart4U NEWS each month, and we'll email you a PDF file of our TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach 'Mystery Revelation' Mini-Poster for your young ones to print, color and paint!


 


Don't forget that I will be a featured LOCAL AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at three of the Mesa Public Libraries in Mesa, AZ...part of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. If you are in town on any of these below dates, please stop by! I will be meeting and greeting library patrons and fans of children's books and would love to meet up with you there too!  A display of my books, a children's activity, and a contest for children will be there for all to see and participate in. Click here on...


WHAZZUP, CILLYart? 

...to get more details on November 2016 dates & times!

 


Until then...Happy reading and creating! I'll check back with you again soon,


 


CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HAPPY OCTOBER! It Is Not Too Late To Receive Our CILLYart4U NEWS...Check it out!

We're back! YUP...we had stepped away for a surprise, early birth of our newest grand baby and we got to spend time with her and her parents this past 2 weeks! Now working once more, we still try to slip away as much as possible to admire and love up our tiny granddaughter. CONGRATS to this preciouslittle family!

 

The October 2015 - Volume One issue of our new email newsletter, CILLYart4U NEWS... has been sent out to our subscribing friends. It contains news, whazzups, tips, and a seasonal or thematic coloring page and activity for your children, grandchildren or students to enjoy! If you are not yet one of our subscribing friends, click on Contact CILLYart4U!  to sign up and we'll send you CILLYart4U NEWS each month, and a PDF file of our TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach 'Mystery Revelation' Mini-Poster for your young ones to print, color and paint!

 

 

If you are in the Phoenix area in November, please come meet me at the local Mesa Public Library locations on Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM! As their NOVEMBER LOCAL AUTHOR OF THE MONTH, I will be meeting and greeting library patrons and fans of children's books.  I will have a display of my books, a children's activity, a contest for children and would love to see you there if you will be in the Phoenix, AZ area any time that month! Check out the dates, time and more updates on our Whazzup, CILLYart? page of our website!

 (click above on "Whazzup, CILLYart?" to go directly to this webpage!)

 


Until then...HAPPY READING to you all!  

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our Latest Blog Post, Sneak Peek...and CILLYart4U NEWS... Sign up today!!!

October arrives this week and we are introducing a monthly email newsletter to keep our young readers, fans, followers and other passionate readers of children's book in the loop! If you sign up, you will not only get our CILLYart4U NEWS... arriving in your email each month with updates, insights, but also a kid's activity that children will enjoy!  Sign up for our monthly email newsletter today at Contact CILLYart4U! by putting in your name and email address...write "newsletter sign-up" in the subject line, and type "Sign me up today!" in the body of your email  message...and await to receive a free printable PDF coloring poster for the children in your life! The October CILLYart4U NEWS... comes out next week so join the fun and sign up today! More details on our website blog, WHAZZUP, CILLYart? (click here)

 

The Mesa Public Library of Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix) has invited me to be their LOCAL AUTHOR OF THE MONTH this NOVEMBER! I will be meeting and greeting library patrons and fans of children's books at their regular locations on three Saturdays in November.  Along with a display of my books, a children's activity, and a contest for children to enter, I would love to see you there if you will be in the Phoenix area sometime that month! Stay tuned for the exact locations and times of these in our blog and email newsletter, which debuts next week!

 

 Busy times here in my home studio as I wrap up a beta read project for fellow children's book author, as well as working with the input of my own beta readers on TWIN TAILS Book 2 and putting finishing touches on the story illustrations! Check out more details on these adventures and my latest SNEAK PEEK (see below) into TWIN TAILS Book 2 on my website blog,  WHAZZUP, CILLYart? today!  


Happy Reading, y'all!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U