Imogene + Willie, thank you for hosting the best night of my life. To those who came, I am forever grateful. For those who missed out, hopefully these images by Red Hare Design will make you feel as though you were there. Thank you to everyone who embraced this labor of love. I’m pretty sure we blew the roof off your typical book release!
Live graffiti painting by Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations subject Troy Duff
Grateful to everyone to purchased a copy. If you can’t read my chicken scratch I am happy to translate.
Held back tears during the entire Q&A. I love my exceptionally talented team more than I can articulate. (From left to right Danielle Atkins, Andrea Behrends and Joshua Black Wilkins.)
Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations subject Stephanie Pruitt facilitated the Q&A. Her grace, intelligence and strength kept me sane throughout the writing process of my book.
Bartender Jenn Ross did an amazing job making sure everyone had their fix of Yazoo beer throughout the night.
Katy Futrell of DOH Nashville is sweeter than the delicious donuts she served up throughout the evening.
Thank you to everyone who signed my book. I look forward to reading those beautiful messages again and again.
My “lil sis” Madison Welsley Mergen, a burgeoning starlet and member of Stealing Oceans.
Word of Mouth photographer, Danielle Atkins, and graffiti artist Troy Duff reading what I wrote about them 😉
This is Art, aka Art Webb doing his thang!
Word of Mouth subject, model Salome Steinmann, and her sister masseuse Amanda Steinmann.
Glass blower Meredith Edmondson, artist Natalie Rose Sinclair and painter Heidi Schwartz in the Majestic Photobooth!
Sculptor Carolyn Bratten Boutwell
I have Ceremony App to thank for these beautiful postcards. (Word of Mouth photographer Andrea Behrends featured.)
My dear friend, collaborator and Word of Mouth photographer Joshua Black Wilkins talking about his visual magic.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously
Although the audience certainly did (thank you for your intense listening skills!)
Stephanie & daughter Sadie
Word of Mouth subject, Project Runway star and overall badass Amanda Valentine
Fashion blogger, scientist and socialite (in the best sense of the word) Amber Chapman of DNA Stylix
Some cool dudes who look like they’re having fun!
Stealing Oceans killing it onstage
Musician Kate Tucker and Majestic Photobooth guru Vince
Some cute mom and her baby!
Charli Brown representing Griffin Technology (CEO Mark Rowan is a Word of Mouth subject)
Matt Neihoff of Experience Nashville
My kick ass booksellers!
Vicki who I used to sit next to in drawing class!
Riffs Fine Street Food came with an incredible menu of sushi burritos and custom tacos!
Some cute dudes laughing and having fun!
My beautiful mom and stepdad
Thanks for coming guys! Excited to see you at the next party 🙂
Photos by Anna Haas of Red Hare Design
Buy the book at brick-and-mortars: Imogene + Willie, Parnassus and Welcome Home or online via Spring House Press