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M. Nicole van Dam often does live readings from her written works as part of her various art exhibits. Learn here about the written works of internationally licensed artist, poet and author M. Nicole van Dam:

Poetry Reading by Nicole on TV – Life is Like Knitting

In 2017, I was asked to read two of my works for television broadcast – very fun indeed! Here is the first of the two to be broadcast – my poem “Life is Like Knitting.” I chose two of my more »

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Nicole’s Television Interview aired 6x week of August 7, 2016

Gosh – I’ve been interviewed! Didn’t expect that in my lifetime (and if I were to be interviewed on TV after my lifetime, well that would be, um, odd!). The whole television adventure was very fun. First, the studio was more »

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TV Interview Being Filmed July 6!

Exciting News – I just learned last night that I will be interviewed July 6 by the engaging George Alger for the award winning Ventura Cable Channel 6 TV – which is the number 1 weekly community cable tv and more »

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My “Tempo” Show Coming Soon at the iconic Ojai Art Center!

I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to present a show featuring my writing and art at the lovely Ojai Art Center in July (Saturday July 23 at 2pm).  I will be sharing a blend of my art more »

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“Tempo – The Rhythm & Rhyme of the Artist” now in its 2d Edition

“Tempo-The Rhythm and Rhyme of the Artist”™ (which is the second book in the Artimagination® Inspiration Books series) is now in its 2d Edition. This 2d Edition includes a few new artworks, poems, and inspirational sayings, and also includes a more »

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My Cockatoo Coloring Book Makes New Friends!

As an artist I enjoy meeting young talent.  I had so much fun this weekend meeting Liv and Rowen and their very nice parents.  Both Liv and Rowen are very artistic, smart and as nice as can be.  I can’t more »

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Updated Purchase Links for Children’s Books

Greetings!  The Amazon gremlin has been at it again – for those of you seeking the current links to purchase my children’s books, here they are, and THANK YOU again for supporting my work: As always, the books you buy more »

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Hi Emily, Kaede, Quinn and Isaac!

I had so much fun meeting young talented artist Emily (who loves to draw dragons – how fun is that!) and her wonderful and super smart and nice cousins Kaede, Quinn and Isaac, and their mothers.  Emily is very much more »

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Season’s Sparrow

So often the lovely sparrow is overlooked, but I love the sparrows in my garden. For one of my first licensing projects, I was asked to design a 3D jar, and I decided to create a jar honoring the sparrows more »

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In “High Spirits!”

Great news! My latest book “High Spirits!” has just been released on Amazon! If you like the blend of quotes, inspirations and art that you find on this site, I’ve created a book that contains encouragement, inspiration. When I was more »

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iPhone, iPad and iPod App – Inca Dink the Great Houndini – LIVE in the Apple APP Store!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:    The wonderful narrated iPhone, iPad and iPod app version of my children’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” – brilliantly narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne – is now for sale at the Apple store and more »

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Creativity Beyond the Canvas

I have discovered that it is so refreshing – INSPIRING – to work with other creative people. My advice to any artist who feels burned out is to have some fun working with another creative person on an entirely different more »

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SuperQuick® Self-Publishing – Latest SuperQuick® How-To Book Released!

The latest book in the SuperQuick® series is released: If you are seeking a step-by-step guide to on demand or eBook self-publishing, then “SuperQuick® Self-Publishing: On Demand Publishing & eBooks Made Easy” will help you get your book published asap more »

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Latest SuperQuick® Book released!

M. Nicole van Dam has written a unique thinking and talking points guide for the entrepreneur, “SuperQuick® Savvy Business Thinking Points & Interviews,” now available in paperback. As background, the best way to explore the steps you (or your audience) more »

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“This Little Puppy”™ M. Nicole van Dam’s latest children’s book is published!

FUN news! Jay Topping and M. Nicole van Dam have teamed up to write their first children’s book together – “This Little Puppy.”™ It’s a fun doggie adventure about all sorts of dogs – a Leonberger, a Chihuahua, a Pomeranian, more »

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Great New Rain/Gardening Boot Released! NEW “Chef at the Farmer’s Market” Boot!

                      M. Nicole van Dam’s artwork “Chef at the Farmer’s Market” joins Nicole’s other licensed images and has been transformed into a lovely new rain and gardening boot! The colors more »

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-of Fancy Pens and Pretty Papers

At last night Creativity Central, first we enjoyed a sneak peek of our now completed and assembled (but not yet framed) last Creativity Central project, entitled “Sea Scape”: “Sea Scape” by Creativity Central  Many thanks to all the Creativity Central more »

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“Exploring the Successful You” published! – 4th Book in SuperQuick™ series now available!

M. Nicole van Dam’s most recent book is “Exploring the Successful You,” a book Nicole initially wrote to accompany her speaking engagements on creativity, innovation and accomplishment. Nicole wrote this book, filled with smiles, insights and inspiration, to share hands more »

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Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit Fun News

This morning I met wonderful, ever-patient and supportive (and excellent musician) Debbie at Santa Barbara’s beautiful and historic City Hall, and we added my “Lake of Dreams” and “Mission at Santa Barbara” artworks to join “Voting Booth” and “Summer Afternoon” more »

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A World of Stories

“A World of Stories” is a beautiful piece, inspired by the world’s romantic destinations, traditions, story telling and sharing inherent in our many, diverse cultures. As you look deeper into this artwork, you will see the Kokapelli, the Chinese dragon, more »

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