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Book cover, dragon rising in sky.  Pencil crayon. If the Sky Could Dream
an adult short story

by Kathie Cram

Launch May 3rd at 7:00 pm
with music by Firelily from 6:30 to 7:00 pm

red and white wine (sold at cost) and some snacks

Station 20 West 1120 20th Street West

the multipurpose room

 

 

The program will include: music by Firelily (from 6:30-7:00pm), readings by Darla Tenold and Kathie Cram, a small presentation by the artists,Kate Hodgson (dragon maker) and Kass Rea (illustrator). There will be red and white wine (sold at cost) and some snacks.

Some prints of the illustrations will be available or sale, for you dragon lovers!

 

The book

 

Athena.  Paper mache dragon made by Kate Hodgson.An adult story of a paper mache dragon that one stormy night is infused with a soul. She goes on a quest to answer "who am I?", exploring the art world of Saskatoon.

 

Original dragon made by Kate Hodgson.

 

Each copy of If the Sky Could Dream has been hand made. The cover paper is Turqoise Blue Canson, 98 lbs. Clouds were individually stamped using shaped sponges and thinned titanium white acrylic paint. Cover boards are matt board. The finished book is 5.75 " x 4.75 "

 

The Construction team includes: Kate, Beth, Kim, Amy, & Lori.

Canson to Cloud paperMaking the covers.

 

Author

Kathie Cram, authorKathie Cram is an emerging writer whose imagination was released after retirement. She loves her first story, 'If the Sky Could Dream', which she read at the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild 'Reading by the River' in July 2018. Another story, 'Roots and Wings' appears in the 2019 edition of The Society. A book review of Maude Barlow's Boiling Point will appear in the upcoming publication JustNews.

Cram is working on two other stories, 'From Ashes' and 'Shedding His Skin'. They are based on her experiences inBolivia in the late 1980s.

Cram is an alumnus of the Sage Hill Writers' Retreat 2018 and has recently completed classes in creative non-fiction and advanced writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Currently she is enrolled in an on-line course in writing at Athabasca University.

Cram is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, the Saskatoon Writers' Collective, the Saskatoon Storytellers Guild and the Saskatoon Writers Club.

 

Illustrator

 

Kas Rea illustratorKas Rea is a visual artist of ten years standing. For her, art is about sharing ideas, emotions, and storytelling through different media. The main focuses of her work are nature, feminism, environmentalism, science fiction, and fantasty.

A graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Certificate of Art and Design (USCAD), Rea was trained in advanced photography, painting, drawing, Photoshop, and animation. Rea also attened art classes at Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus and is currentdly pursuing an arts degree at the U of S.

Rea's work includes oil and acrylic painting, photogrpahy, face/body paiting, drawing, sewing, scupture, and murals. She enjoys working as a program guide for Remai Modern, giving tours, hosting workshops, and is also an instructor at the Gail Adams School of Art.

Samples of her work can be found at her website.