Thesis

Smooch, Smack, Mwah!

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    When a kiss-averse 8-year-old girl moves to Luxembourg—one of the kissiest places in the world—she does everything she can to avoid the local custom of three kisses. When a neighbor needs her help, she finally dives headfirst into the culture and embraces her new home. Smooch, Smack, Mwah is a love story to Luxembourg. The rhymes provide a rhythm that carries you into the illustrated and collaged city. Young readers will get a delightful dose of a new culture and learn alongside the main character as she adapts to new ways of doing things at her own pace and on her own terms. 

    MEDIUM: Children’s Picture Book

    CREDITS: CMCGraphicDesign, Bob Shea, Susan Stewart, Leslie Guccione, and Ros Browne

    PERSONAL WEBSITE: erinpcaseymcnichol.com

    INSTAGRAM: @mixedmediaerin

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    When a kiss-averse 8-year-old girl moves to Luxembourg—one of the kissiest places in the world—she does everything she can to avoid the local custom of three kisses. When a neighbor needs her help, she finally dives headfirst into the culture and embraces her new home. Smooch, Smack, Mwah is a love story to Luxembourg. The rhymes provide a rhythm that carries you into the illustrated and collaged city. Young readers will get a delightful dose of a new culture and learn alongside the main character as she adapts to new ways of doing things at her own pace and on her own terms. 

    MEDIUM: Children’s Picture Book

    CREDITS: CMCGraphicDesign, Bob Shea, Susan Stewart, Leslie Guccione, and Ros Browne

    PERSONAL WEBSITE: erinpcaseymcnichol.com

    INSTAGRAM: @mixedmediaerin

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    When a kiss-averse 8-year-old girl moves to Luxembourg—one of the kissiest places in the world—she does everything she can to avoid the local custom of three kisses. When a neighbor needs her help, she finally dives headfirst into the culture and embraces her new home. Smooch, Smack, Mwah is a love story to Luxembourg. The rhymes provide a rhythm that carries you into the illustrated and collaged city. Young readers will get a delightful dose of a new culture and learn alongside the main character as she adapts to new ways of doing things at her own pace and on her own terms. 

    MEDIUM: Children’s Picture Book

    CREDITS: CMCGraphicDesign, Bob Shea, Susan Stewart, Leslie Guccione, and Ros Browne

    PERSONAL WEBSITE: erinpcaseymcnichol.com

    INSTAGRAM: @mixedmediaerin

  • When a kiss-averse 8-year-old girl moves to Luxembourg—one of the kissiest places in the world—she does everything she can to avoid the local custom of three kisses. When a neighbor needs her help, she finally dives headfirst into the culture and embraces her new home. Smooch, Smack, Mwah is a love story to Luxembourg. The rhymes provide a rhythm that carries you into the illustrated and collaged city. Young readers will get a delightful dose of a new culture and learn alongside the main character as she adapts to new ways of doing things at her own pace and on her own terms. 

    MEDIUM: Children’s Picture Book

    CREDITS: CMCGraphicDesign, Bob Shea, Susan Stewart, Leslie Guccione, and Ros Browne

    PERSONAL WEBSITE: erinpcaseymcnichol.com

    INSTAGRAM: @mixedmediaerin

Erin McNichol

Erin McNichol is a mixed media artist and educator with a background in corporate advertising and public relations. She sells her art by commission and her work has appeared on the cover and pages of the travel book Living In Luxembourg (14th edition) as well as at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg’s traveling embassy exhibit “Business Abstract”(2002) A frequent juried artist at Chester County and Brandywine Festival of the Arts, Erin spent three years as a studio artist at the Delaware Contemporary just before entering into the education sector.  Erin is a graduate of Penn State’s School of Communications (Advertising) and teaches art and innovation to grades K-12 as well as a college-level Entrepreneurism elective (University of DE) at Ursuline Academy in Delaware. Erin grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has lived for six years in Luxembourg, Europe. Her TedX talk “Animal Sounds and Other Tales that Teachhttps://youtu.be/5_OHiN8Ne58 shares many expat adventures. She is currently completing her fifteenth year teaching kids that it is OK to make mistakes if you learn from them. She aspires to create visual language that inspires young minds.