AWOoooo-ly Fiber Workshop
( A Wooly Fiber workshop) + Book Signing
Saturday, June 26 10am-2pm
In-person at The Center for Maine Craft
Virtually via Zoom and Facebook (Free registration opens in May)
We’ll be hosting Lucky Platt (aka Dorothy Macdonald) former MCA program manager and author-illustrator of the new picture book Imagine a Wolf (Page Street Kids 2021) for a very special book talk and mini-workshop with a fiber artist. Details to follow. Lucky will be signing books in-person at the Center between 10am-2pm and will also provide signed bookplates and book goodies for anyone who is attending virtually. Join us at the Center or virtually via Zoom or Facebook!
About the Book
Imagine a Wolf
By Lucky Platt
Ages 4 to 8
The tale of a wolf who struggles with being stereotyped as a villain, even in their own fractured fable.
What do you see when you imagine a wolf?
Sharp, pointy teeth?
Big, hungry eyes?
A soft sweater and a friendly smile?
Wait a minute!
The wolf in this story would rather knit than huff, puff, or blow anyone’s house down. But that doesn’t stop the townsfolk from crying wolf anyway. What’s a kind-hearted wolf to do when everyone keeps running and screaming at “Hello?” It’s time to show the world that this wolf is the furthest thing from Big and Bad.
This beautifully illustrated fable engages readers directly, reminding them to challenge expectations.
Visual artist and author-illustrator Lucky Platt creates children’s picture books, life size bear paintings, mixed media animations, relief prints, paper sculptures and more delights in her lakeside home studio in rural Maine, where she lives with her husband James Macdonald (a master woodworker, luthier and marquetry artist) and a teenage border terrier. Lucky works with a range of traditional art mediums – oil paint, ink, gouache, graphite, colored pencil – in eclectic combinations.
Lucky has presented art and writing workshops for children and adults through the Maine Crafts Association, Schoodic Arts for All, the Maine Arts Commission, Rockland Public Library and Maine Media Workshops & College. Her stories explore themes of resilience, healing, positive self expression and inclusion. She has shown her work in galleries and non-traditional art spaces in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and Madrid, Spain.
Lucky grew up in northeast PA and studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Vassar College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Complutense City University of Madrid. She is committed to enriching her craft, and has participated in workshops with Maine Women Writers’ Collection, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Farnsworth Art Museum, Society of Visual Storytelling, SCBWI, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, among others.
In 2020, she left her work as program manager for Maine Crafts Association to become a full time writer and illustrator. Her first picture book, Imagine a Wolf (Page Street Kids) debuted January 12, 2021 and is available almost anywhere books are sold in the US. AHHHooooOOOO!
Lucky is a two-time recipient of an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission (2016, 2020), a two-time recipient of an Anderson Ranch Art Center scholarship (2019, 2020), and a recipient of an Ox-Bow Artists’ Residency scholarship for printmaking (2004). She is a founding board member of the Unity Public Library and a proud and active member Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Maine Crafts Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge, and Pittsfield Public Library.