A WALK IN THE VILLAGE (The Placitas Project)
This book will be shown at the Placitas Artist Series, November 2018
When you take the time to walk, you'll see things that otherwise you would just race on by. This book takes you on a walk through Placitas, New Mexico, a village that searches for lost cats, keeps its cars, and plays outside.
Currently available in hard cover with a dust jacket. Preview a portion of the book below.
TREES ARE MY MUSE - A TALE OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
FEATURED in the Albuquerque Jounal, Sunday, March 11, 2018 arts section
FULL PAGE FEATURE in the Sandoval County Signpost, April 2018, page 22.
Through photos and prose, trees from all over the world whisper a small tale to us, a tale of their lives, and how their lives intertwine with our own. "Trees Are My Muse" presents a tribute to the ones who breathe out the air we breathe in, and who breathe in the air we breathe out.
Currently available in hard cover with a dust jacket or in soft cover. Preview a portion of the book below. (This book will be available as an eBook in September, 2018.)
All editions: Trees Are My Muse - A Tale of Love and Friendship
Prints and Greeting Cards
Images from the book are available for purchase as prints, greeting cards, and even coffee mugs! Shop HERE (opens in new window).
THAT I MAY ALWAYS PLANT TREES - A Lithuanian Prayer
Now ostensibly Christian, Lithuania's religious heritage rests on a beautiful ancient mythology. This small treasure is an adaptation of a pagan Lithuanian prayer, translated into English. The prayer is beautifully illustrated with Lithuanian scenes by photographer Mary Lee Dereske. Of Lithuanian descent, Mary Lee visited Lithuania in the summer of 2009, a mere 20 years after Lithuania fought to reclaim its independence from the USSR. Her images help the reader to touch the heart of Lithuania.
Available in both softbound and hard cover format as well as eBook.
All editions: That I May Always Plant Trees photos by Mary Lee Dereske
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace." Thus begins this beautiful prayer, a meditation to expand peace in the world, beginning with one's self. Originally published in 1912 in a small French magazine, this prayer has been known by several names, from the original "Belle prière à faire pendant la messe" to the "Prayer of St. Francis." Photographer Mary Lee Dereske's images compliment each phrase, creating a prayer book to be treasured and returned to again and again.
Available in hard cover, soft cover and PDF.
All editions: Prayer of St. Francis-A Prayer for Peace