Saturday, December 13
It was the holiday sale at Seattle's Black Dog Forge (where my sister-in-law Mary is a blacksmith).
It gets hotter the further inside you go...
Mossy-babies in abundance - require misting.
Tatts, piercings and gnarly beards & styling everywhere.
One of the smithys at work.
Busy with holiday shoppers!
Thursday, December 11
What's John been doing? A lot!
If you said John has been shooting photos for a Hollywood movie poster, signing a new book contract, drawing pictures for a magazine spread, getting to know a new children's book agent and shoveling snow... you'd only be wrong about the snow. I over-exaggerated about the snow. Whew!
The photo is from last night's photo shoot. I didn't realize one could actually have a Hollywood photo shoot from a bicycle with a basket in the dark, but I guess you can. I wore my beret instead of my helmet since I'm an artist.
I quite enjoy the panache of dropping the name 'Hollywood' into a sentence.... it adds glamour. Pinch me... did that all really happen?
Monday, December 8
I have this new ladder and lamp... and now they both seem to be indispensable. Once I had a new bicycle that I liked keeping in my studio... but a ladder? I like how it 'clicks' and has big buttons. The lamp is great too - nothing like a new cast of light.
Tuesday, December 2
Sunday, November 30
I went to Ace Hardware in Seattle (City People's ) to buy a plumbing part for my sink... but was delighted and surprised to see that they had a dozen copies of my book 'The 12 Days of Christmas in Washington' on the shelf. I like it when that happens in the middle of plumbing repair.
I had to go back and take a picture, a lovely pile of my books in the Ace Hardware - albeit in the gift department. A few years ago the book was in Metropolitan Market - it was so much fun when I was there I ran into Mrs. Harlan, one of our kindergarten teachers, and I got to show her my pile of books. Usually the dairy case isn't that much fun.
Wednesday, November 26
Wednesday, November 19
Thursday, November 13
Wednesday, November 12
Friday, November 7
Monday, November 3
The rainy day studio - no shortage of rainy days around here lately. In fact I'd venture the best word to describe of this Fall might be 'sodden'. Good weather for escaping to work.