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Art Reception!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Meet Miss Elderberry! 

Come and see many of the characters at the open house Art Reception tonight!

Thomas Memorial Library

6 Dyer Road

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

5:30 to 7:30

Sometimes she can be a little shy, and always a kind word for everyone! During winter she keeps the General Store well stocked with her knitted warm and beautiful sweaters. Once the warm sea air starts blowing in off the coast of Kettle Cove, one can find her tending to her potager and with seasonal ripeness she pickles and cans all her delectable goodies! Miss Elderberry is known for her pleasant tasty elderberry juice, the Hammies come far and wide to store up this savory juice for the coming New England winter’s and always to be enjoyed on holiday’s!



Finishing Up Loose Ends…A Press Release Thank You!

Friday, June 29, 2012

A wonderful Press Release…Thank You

Watercolor Exhibition Will Benefit Thomas Memorial Library

“Hammy and Pammy” artist, Cheri Cottrell, will preview original paintings and make
giclée prints available for purchase throughout July.

CAPE ELIZABETH, ME — JUNE XX, 2012 — Watercolor illustrator Cheri Cottrell

is putting her original paintings on view at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape

Elizabeth, July 2 to July 31. The exhibition will include a preview of her 2013

paintings, which won’t be available in print form until the following January. The

public is invited to view Cheri Cottrell’s work and purchase giclée prints and

notecards to benefit the library. The artist also will be present during a special

reception that is open to the public at the library on July 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Thomas Memorial Library’s preview of 2013 paintings will be the public’s only

opportunity to view the watercolor works that Cheri Cottrell will make available

in January. The paintings explore illustrate the world of characters Hammy and

Pammy, where life is cozy and simple, and the happenings at Kettle Cove lively. The

giclée prints are created in limited editions, making the series collectable for fans of

Hammy and Pammy.

“I’m pleased that to share my imaginative world of Hammy and Pammy, and offer a

sneak preview of my 2013 prints while simultaneously supporting my local library,”

says Cheri Cottrell. “I look forward to meeting Hammy and Pammy’s admirers

during the reception on July 13.”

Cheri Cottrell is available for interviews by contacting her directly. High-resolution

photos of her work are available upon request for press purposes.

About Cheri Cottrell

Cheri Cottrell is a watercolor illustrator and designer from Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
She created and actively illustrates the popular children’s characters, Hammy and
Pammy, a pair of hamsters who live in the fictional New England village of Kettle
Cove. Cheri’s work is a unique blend of delicate sophistication and a whimsical
quaintness, which is influenced by Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor. The Hammy
and Pammy series is available as giclée prints, greeting cards, notecards, pins and
magnets. More information about Cheri Cottrell and her work is available online at

About the Thomas Memorial Library

The Town Of Cape Elizabeth established the Thomas Memorial Library to provide
a place where patrons, with the assistance of an experienced and helpful staff, can
explore the wealth of human knowledge through a dynamic collection of printed
material and related resources selected for the community.


Please stop by to see the Hammies starting July 2nd through July 31!

Many of the characters will be on display, along with giclée’s and original paintings…

Please don’t forget there will be an open Art Reception on

July 13th between 5:30 and 7:30!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Love From Kettle Cove,

~ Cheri ~

Hammy and Pammy Solo Art Showing!

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Solo Art Show…so Excited!

Sharing What I love To do…draw, Paint And Write From My Heart!

Hammy and Pammy of Kettle Cove, Maine … Who are these adorable little creatures?  I developed the Hammies to live in a world in which I would like to live in, a place separate from the one we all live in today. Each of the Hammies have their own personalities, some are precocious and mischievous, while others are filled with incredible joy.  They are inventors, share their thoughts and  wisdom with their friends and develop some magnificent ideas in a place where being creative and kind is seen as true heroism. The Hammies and their friends congregate at Kettle Cove where they collectively solve their problems with different opinions, humor and integrity.  But as the story goes there is always one little guy who struggles with doing the right thing. Meet Skippy the Fox who resides in Smugglers Cove with his own entourage.  Skippy,  simply known as Skip by his fellow comrades, is the caretaker, who watches over the lives of Kettle Cove, and  in return he receives nineteen berries, Miss Elderberry’s famous Elderberry Juice and four jars of Miss Sandpippers delicious, harvested and canned goodies.  Skippy protects the Hammies and their special world from harm , but he is not without fault. He is shrewd and is always on the lookout for a good deal on how to  get more berries.  It is here in Kettle Cove where Skippy finds love and a magical existence that will test his wayward principals and will ultimately lead him down the right road.

The world of the Hammies is a place where they work together to build community. Whether it is through gardening, canning, building, their fishing livelihood or just enjoying the simplistic things such as a sitting around a bonfire eating seaweed pudding, they are sure to worm their way into your heart!

From my heart to yours, 


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