Monday, September 24, 2007



Looks like the book is out now that I am a part of. Just got my copy the other day. I'm amazed to see my art on the pages. I mean...I've been in many other books but this is the first time I have been really featured. I am SO not good with working with publishers that it just hasn't worked out in the past. I'm not difficult, it's just that I freeze when I am trying to do something for someone else. Anyway...Holly Harrison never would take no for an answer and somehow managed to get something out of me. She's amazing....and this book is really fun. I'm proud to be part of it.

In other news, I am getting my handsome husband back home tonight after being gone for 3 weeks. He did a whirlwind tour starting with a camping trip with his buddies in Ithica, then onto scotland for a week with our youngest daughter who has ALWAYS wanted to visit and lastly ending up in london for a week at a LOMO convention. Whew...I have been one lonely girl but had more work than I knew what to do with so was able to keep busy...really busy.

Artfest is unofficially full with about 550 folks. and most of those sent in their forms on the opening day of registration...YIKES!!! I mean...I am so happy artfest is so popular but it meant that not everyone got their first choices, and some not even their 2nd or 3rd choices.

Art & Life just came back from the printers so my very good friend, Theo Ellsworth is helping me out right now by packaging, addressing, stamping and mailing off all the subscriptions copies right now. Go Theo Go! He's probably buried under heaps of magazines in his living room right now. I hope we're still friends when he's done. LOL

well I'm gonna get a little more work done before I head to the airport to get Tracy & Trista. Man, I miss him so much, I can hardly stand it.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

bumbershoot inspiration






Today we went to Bumbershoot. I don't remember it being so jam packed last year. We made a beeline for the Flatstock show and I picked up a couple more posters to go with what I got last year. Fun seeing the indie crafters but we all felt the need to split. Too many folks. I guess I'm getting old. I don't like crowds much anymore. we decided to try out Tom Douglass's newest restaurant, Serious Pie (a pizza joint). We've tried all his other restaurants and they all are my favorite in the city. He's such a cool guy too. He gave me one of his crabcake cookbooks....! just gave it to me and wrote in the front. anyhoo...Serious Pie is supposed to be very hard to get into but wasn't too bad at 3pm on a saturday. Since there were 4 of us, we tried 4 different pizza's. All were fabulous.


Last night, our daughter, tiffany (http://www.tiphoni.com/) put up some new rubber stamps on her site (actually go to the above site and then link over to her orange bus studios website to see them). My favorite is the 3 layered cake above. Gotta have that one! all the rest are cool too. She's getting quite a group of fans of her work! That's cool to see.


Meanwhile I came home from bumbershoot and finally designed the logo for artfiberfest, happening in october. I really never needed the logo until now since I need to print up some totes and stuff. anyway...it was now or never so I was inspired to do the logo above. I like it and think I will go with it, unless I draw something better tonight.


and you thought you wouldn't hear from me for another 3 months! LOL.