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Dara Boland-Bonomo

About Dara

I am a published illustrator and author of small books, mostly nonfiction, inspirational how-to guides. I am no Michelangelo, but I do think in words and pictures that I feel compelled to draw in minute detail in order to better illustrate the meaning of my words. I love my dog, am not too happy with computers, and I bake a mean chocolate chunk cookie.

Biographical Information:

Artist Dara Boland-Bonomo is the author-illustrator of two books for Celestial Arts, How to Sleep Like a Bear: Putting Insomnia to Bed, and How to Eat Like a Tree: Unearthing the Moderate Eater in You.

Her illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, greeting cards, and on walls in homes between Florida and California. For custom illustration of your favorite loved one, pet, place, or pastime, please contact her at: daraboland@bellsouth.net

Dara's Published Books

Woody's Garden: An Illustrated Book for PET LOVERS of All Ages
Paperback: Publication Date 09/25/2009

 

Author: Dara Boland-Bonomo

Published by Xlibris Corporation.

Local author and illustrator of "Woody's Garden" Dara Boland-Bonomo, has published this children's book that helps children and adults cope with the death of a pet.

Where do pets go when they die? Will I meet my pet again in heaven? Children, as well as adults, often ask these questions. This book was written to help grieving pet owners of all ages go through the terrible time of losing that special friend. read more >

 

How to Sleep Like a Bear: Putting Insomnia to Bed
Paperback Publication Date 02/2001

 

Author: Dara Boland

Published by Celestial Arts.

 

Sick of yawning? Fed up with fatigue? Tired of being tired?

We have a lot to learn about being kind to ourselves, surrender to your insomnia, prepare your lair, keep an open mind, develop the habit of relaxing, and mother yourself to sleep.

 

Boland offers creative exercises for discovering the causes of your insomnia, as well as practical suggestions and attainable remedies illustrated with charming, colorful drawings. Curl up with this book and you'll be snoozing in no time. read more >

 

How to Eat Like a Tree: Unearthing the Moderate Eater in You
Hardcover: Publication Date 04/2000

 

Author: Dara Boland

Published by Celestial Arts.

 

In this book Dara explains that by eating for your body, not in spite of it, you can find and maintain your true natural weight. If you've ever had conflicted feelings about food, "How to Eat Like a Tree" will help you unearth the moderate eater inside you.

 

Set the table. Eat slowly, savoring every single bite. Try to eat like you did as a child. Make a list of the things you enjoy. Add more time for these positive things! Even if it's just 10 minutes of quiet time to read, walk, or sip morning coffee. If we do not indulge in these enjoyable things, that's when we tend to binge. read more >

 

Custom Cards and Illustrations by Dara

For custom illustration of your favorite loved one, pet, place, or pastime, along with greeting cards, please contact Dara at: daraboland@bellsouth.net

 

Children Are a Gift of God
Children Are a Gift of God
Baby Congratulations Card

 

1 card with envelope $1.69
5 cards with envelopes $8.45
Imprintable Cards and Envelopes

Front Text:

Children are a Gift of God

 

Inside Text:

God has given you a treasure more precious than gold. May the angels watch over and protect your child always. Blessings and Congratulations
 

Bible Verse: Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

 

Image of two angels carrying a baby bundle with a floral arched border.
Size: A-7 (5" x 7")

 

For a Special Granddaughter...
For a Special Granddaughter...
Granddaughter Baptism Card


1 card with envelope $1.49
10 cards with envelopes $14.90
Imprintable Cards and Envelopes

Front Text:

For a Special Granddaughter on Her Baptismal Day

 

Inside Text:

You have been reborn as a child of God through water and the Holy Spirit. May God continue to pour out blessings on you and make you a faithful member of his holy people.
 

Bible Verse: 1 John 3:1a
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God...

Calligraphy with descending dove and floral border. Gold-foil stamped. Rejoice with those becoming children of God in the sacrament of Baptism. 5" by 7"
Size: A-6 (4.375" x 5.9375")

To a Dear Granddaughter
To a Dear Granddaughter
First Communion Card (Granddaughter)

 

1 card with envelope $1.49
10 cards with envelopes $14.90
Imprintable Cards and Envelopes

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Front Text:

To a Dear Granddaughter on Her First Communion Day Receive the Body of Christ

 

Inside Text:

May the joy that comes today in such a special way, come again and again as you grow in Godís love! God bless you!
 

Bible Verse: 1 Sirach 24:21
Those who eat of me will hunger for more, and those who drink of me will thirst for more.
 

Foil stamped calligraphy Chalice, host, book with rosary, floral border. Rejoice with your granddaughter on her First Communion. The cards measure 5.93" by 4.38".
Size: A-6 (4.375" x 5.9375")

 

 

 

Dara Boland

Name: Dara Boland-Bonomo

  • Occupation: Writer, Illustrator

  • Company: Self Employed

  • Age: 47

  • Locale: Spring Hill, FL, United States

  • daraboland@bellsouth.net

Dara Boland Bonomo

 

Other Talents

 

Pet Portraits by Dara

Title: Squeaky the Cat

 

 

Custom Greeting Cards and Illustrations by Dara

Congratulations on Your New Baby

 

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