Tuesday, September 13, 2011

San Francisco here we come!

It's been quite a month, and it's going to be quite a month.

Summer finished with a bang; there was the SCBWI Summer Conference and all that comes with that- friends, inspiration, connections, portfolios. The following weekend I roadtripped with my best friend Melissa, driving her recently relocated mommy's car from Mission Viejo to Denver via Las Vegas, Moab and Glenwood Springs. Arches National Park is just plain ridiculous. I need to spend more time there.

The following weekend (!) I taught leathercrafting to 125 Cub Scouts up in the mountains at Camp Tahquitz. LOTS of mallets punching holes in leather...

Came home Sunday, started teaching Tuesday at CSULB. At that time I still had luggage strewn about my bedroom from three successive weekends of being away.

Now this month. Our Studio Group, Studio 5, is having a show at the USF Thacher Gallery. Need a vacation? Come visit me Sept. 21-25, and Oct. 15-16. THEN I will be back in SF Oct. 1-2 for the Alternative Press Expo (APE) introducing Sam and Jade at booth 545. I've had the first 40 pages printed up as a teaser and will be on sale for $5 along with buttons, bookmarks and prints.

The rest of summer has meant HARVEST! I'm so stoked on my veggie garden this year, I tried some things I hadn't before, and we've been eating so well- tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, peppers, strawberries. I'm looking forward to my fall garden. There's something really cool about cooking from your own garden that is very different than running to the market.

Please do stop in, especially if you are a San Francisco friend I don't get to see enough!

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