Category Archives: Books of Art & Poetry & Philosophy

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

“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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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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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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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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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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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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Life is like Knitting – and cozy fun at last night’s Creativity Central!

Last night’s Creativity Central creativity therapy workshop centered on knitting – knitting using a new way. Creating this knitting adventure for my creativity therapy group reminded me of a poem I had written about knitting, and life, some years ago, more »

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Magical Rainbow!

My husband came in yesterday and took me by the hand, and raced me outside – and here is what we saw: A perfect rainbow! Isn’t it interesting that seeing a rainbow makes us, for that moment, 5 years old more »

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New Public Exhibition of Nicole’s Artwork & Poetry

The new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital is a beautiful architectural masterpiece, and Nicole was so proud to be a small part of the building’s introduction to the community when the City of Ventura and the Cancer Center offered more »

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If You’re in Ventura Feb 4, Hold the Date!

I’ve been asked to be the “Featured Artist” in an upcoming Ventura gallery show, with a lovely reception and performance (yes, p.e.r.f.o.r.m.a.n.c.e) to be held Friday, February 4 from around 6pm to 8pm. This will mark my first public performance, more »

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My Art Book Book Breaks into the Top 10 in its Amazon Rankings!

I can’t believe it myself, but my book “The Art of M. Nicole van Dam, in Grayscale for the Kindle” has just been ranked as the 4th best and 7th best selling book on the Amazon Kindle in its two categories!  more »

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Moonlight

Following is a poem, entitled “Love’s Adventure,” which I paired below with the “Moon” painting.  This struck me as a fun combination.  “Love’s Adventure” is one of the poems in the “Tempo – The Rhythm & Rhyme of the Artist” book more »

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"Tempo – The Rhythm and Rhyme of the Artist" Released!

“Tempo – The Rhythm and Rhyme of the Artist” is on Amazon now! This unique book blends the art and poetry of M. Nicole van Dam in a way that is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and always engaging. It’s available more »

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"M. Nicole van Dam, a Retrospective 2010" Available in Print Now! Hurray!

How fun to be able to share that the “M. Nicole van Dam, a Retrospective 2010” is available in print now. This full color coffee-table type book includes virtually all of the major artworks of Nicole to date, plus sketches, more »

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M. Nicole van Dam Products Available on Amazon

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Nicole’s Art and Poetry now available on the Kindle!

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Enjoy Nicole’s Poetry and Art on the Kindle!

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