April 5, 2014 "Niko and the Trouble Bubble" by
Ashlee D. Henderson and illustrated by Charles Berton of The
Pad. It is released today on Amazon.com. Congratulations
Little Niko loves his bubbles! But one bubble
didn't pop like all the others. Niko tries to catch the Trouble
but is led on the grand adventure of life.
March 30, 2014
Charles Berton releases his second
novel, "The Alpha Eye", available now on Amazon.com.
Dr. Jennifer Larson, a controversial psychiatrist,
makes an accidental discovery. By hypnotizing a certain Ryan
Endres, she gains access to the subconscious minds of others.
Knowing the impact such a discovery would have on the scientific
community and the world as a whole, she experiments on Ryan with
unexpected results…and potentially deadly consequences.
Lola Larissa Lily is a little ladybug with a huge heart. She
must find her best friend DeeDee Delilah Danda the dragonfly
before she thinks all her friends have forgotten her birthday.
Lola Larissa Lily will not give up in spite of all her silly
It’s funny and silly, and if you get a copy now, you and
your child will enjoy an early spring!
June 11, 2013
Just released, the exciting children's book, "Are
there Monsters in My Closet?"
by Jack Batcher, with Illustrations by Charles Berton of The Artist's
Pad. Congratulations, Jack!
January 6, 2013
Happy New Year! Comedy To Go, Inc. & Strategies of Success presents our
Improv Comedy School! Classes will be held Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks from
7pm - 9pm Beginning January 8th. This class will improve your stage presence,
increase your confidence level and get rid of that negative voice in your head.
Join us and then let your friends see the new you. For information call Brian
@ (631) 255-3581
December 20, 2012
Merry Christmas! The Artist’s Pad designed the characters of the five
piece band, but Ed Higgins did the hard job of drilling all the holes for the
lights, installing all the bulbs and programming them to the music. This video
shows the holiday light display by the Higgins family on El Dorado Drive in
Thousand Oaks, California (the Conejo Valley), where lives the Kardashians,
Brittney Spears, you name it; and Davey Johnstone, Elton John’s guitarist
lives just down the street from the Higgins. Well, the reviews are in, it’s
a hit! ESPN did three minutes on the show last Saturday morning, now it’s
on Google, Youtube, etc. They’re getting calls from all over the nation!
The whole show includes synchronized music with over 150,000 lights! We're
talking Disneyland in the Conejo Valley here. Spectacular! By the way, a close
friend of the Higgins, Paul Smith, the most financially successful comic book
artist of all time of X-Men comics fame, designed the little house at the right
of the yard with the smoke coming out of the chimney.
September 5, 2012
Update on Alex's Barber Shop Mural
Alex wanted to replace the boy's face with
his business partner's face, so I made that change and a few
other minor changes. I just realized that I forgot to take
a picture of the revised mural. Updated image to follow shortly...
July 19, 2012 New
Mural for Alex's Barber Shop
a haircut? Go to Alex's Barber Shop in Hauppauge, NY
on Rt. 111. Best haircuts, nice guy. The Artist's
Pad had the honor of painting a mural for him - as I worked
through the night like one of those elves!
Creative Writing Group Met on
Friday’s Creative Writing Group was
fantastic! We went around the room sharing our analyses of
each other’s work which was insightful and intensely
interesting. These, in turn, led to group discussions. Everyone
contributed, and for me, it was the most entertaining and intellectually
stimulating hour I’ve spent in months! We agreed on the
weekly writing assignment and set tentative goals for the future.
For now on, we will meet on Thursdays. Cheers!
thanks to ERF Tiles for their great work on The Artist's
Pad tile (see below).
To see their other great works of hand glazed tiles and murals set in vintage
style wrought iron frames, go to: www.erftiles.com or
LIKE them on Facebook!
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