Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 Plans

Happy New Year folks! We've been silent for a while but we're almost ready to re-launch this year with new things for 2014. We look forward to sharing and collaborating with you all again. We've been quite busy and we apologise for being off the radar,and  for ignoring e-mail and requests. 2013 was a pretty long year for us both, but we're starting a new mini-project in which we'd love and appreciate your participation.
Meanwhile, continue to bear with us - we really love your support. Thank you for sticking with us!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fun Crab Alert!

We're happy to celebrate the launch of this gorgeous children's book by Mario Picayo, illustrated by our very own, Stacey Byer. Hurray!

‘Fun Fun One Crab On The Run’is a beautiful, imaginative and useful new children’s board book for age range 3-6 that has just hit the Caribbean market. Published by Little Bell Caribbean (New York), it is the latest title by best-selling author Mario Picayo, who selected Grenadian illustrator Stacey Byer to create the illustrations. “I was attracted to her use of colour, playful style, and the humor I saw in her work,” explains Picayo, who met Stacey during a visit to Grenada in 2012.

This delightful counting book for young readers follows the characters as they explore, swim, fly, and blossom, while simple rhymes connect the numbers on their journey from one to ten. It is a perfect tool to introduce children to numbers. A chart at the end of the book lets the reader know the name (common and scientific) of each real Caribbean animal and plant included in the illustrations, and turns the book into a “find it” game.
The book is already available on the American market and may be purchased online at Amazon.

The official Grenada launch for the book (a kid friendly event) will take place at the Grenada National Museum on November 30th, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. To promote the value of art and literacy to early childhood education in Grenada, there will be a presentation on reading picture books, illustrations on display, as well as copies of the Fun Crab Books for sale.

In addition, November is Picture Book Month and to honour this, the illustrator is donating 150 copies of the book to pre-primary and primary schools in Grenada. This is being made possible with the generous assistance of a number of corporate sponsors, including NAWASA, SouthernElectrical, EcoDive, Country Cold Store, 3BS, Grenada Pharmacies, Wade Optical, Island Dental, Spice Isle Retreaders, Grand Anse Playgroup, and Sweet Water Foundation, as well as personal contributions from individual donors. The distribution of these books will be facilitated by the Ministry of Education post-launch.

It was important to Byer that the book has a wide circulation so that Grenadian children have access to the book. “I often try to include a community element with my art events,” says Byer, who also co-curates the Women Make Art show. “I think it’s important to showcase art’s wider links to society, culture and education. Art is essential, not just ornamental.”

This free event is open to the general public.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WOMA Catalogue Launch

Since we've been off the radar for a while, you know we have both been busy behind the scenes in our little corners. We at 4Hr Nap are pleased to offer you the Catalogue for the Home & Away exhibition 2012. We hope that you will to have both a collection of lovely works, and a catalogue for your art files if your work was in the show. It features all of the artists that participated and you can preview the entire thing here.
We're offering a you special discounted price for a limited time for $21.99! All profits go directly towards our WOMA 2013 project. You can click through the shopping cart icon on the preview widget below, or go directly to the sales page on Blurb. 

We thank you for your patience and support in waiting for our catalogue. Many thanks to the supporters, collectors, artists and partners and to our families. There is still the sales gallery page, photo archives, and many more updates throughout the rest of the year. We also have not forgotten everyone who contacted us about other projects and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOMA Catalogue

Our catalogue will be out very soon! Look out for it on this page.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WOMA Extended!

We're on until the 21st April by popular demand! Check the Gallery at Paddock!

Monday, April 9, 2012

WOMA Opening 2012

Here's our official opening shots and video of Women Make Art Home & Away : March 31st 2012. Thanks to all who came out last week! We're on until Saturday14th April! Get there - we have great works available and for those of you who aren't in Grenada, we will publish the catalogue next week and have some of the works available for sale on this site.